The security company Kaspersky has revealed that the Carbanak cybergang has stolen at least 300 million dollar from international banks and financial institutions. The New York Times has published an article which provides information about the methods that were used by the Carbanak cybergang.
The New York Times post explains that the Carbanak cybercriminals had used a keylogger which allowed them to monitor and steal all the keystrokes which are pressed by the banking personal. The criminals had installed the keylogger on a computer which was responsible for daily transfers and bookkeeping actions.
The keylogger had been lurking on the banking computer for months. The report claims that the malware had been uploading video feeds, images and text files. The Carbanak cybercriminals had deployed their campaign in a very sophisticated way.
The Carbanak cybercriminals had access to dummy accounts which were stored in foreign countries and the criminals were able to steal money from Russian, Japanese, Swiss, American and Dutch banks.
The Kaspersky report states that the Carbanak cybercriminals had targeted over 100 banks and financial institutions in 30 countries. Kaspersky labs claims that it could be one of the largest bank thefts ever. The Dutch Team High Tech Crime Unit has been briefed about this breach and the report on the New York times states that the Dutch team is conducting investigation on the Carbanak cybercriminals.