A Vietnamese bank was robbed by cyber criminals using similar methods to this year’s record digital theft at the Bangladesh central bank. Swift, the main group providing interbank transfer messages, said hackers bypassed risk controls at the unnamed bank.
Swift said in a statement to clients that the “attackers clearly exhibit a deep and sophisticated knowledge of specific operational controls within the targeted banks — knowledge that may have been gained from malicious insiders or cyber-attacks, or a combination of both”.
The Brussels-based SWIFT warned of a “wider and highly adaptive campaign targeting banks”.
Source: Financial Times