Hackers steal £10m from cash machines in global heist


Cyber criminals have hacked cash machines in 28 countries to loot over £10 million from an Indian bank.

Hackers infected the bank’s credit card payment system with malware, which allowed them to approve transactions and access client accounts. Fake credit cards were then used to force ATMs around the world to dispense cash worth about $13 million until they were empty.

The attack on Cosmos Bank, based in the Indian city of Pune, was predicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) last week. The FBI issued a warning to global banks that there would be a global cyber attack of ATMs within days.

UK-based banks with large international operations, such as HSBC and Barclays, are among those made…

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