On 4 April 2013, Darius Bolder walked into the Swiss Cottage branch of Barclays bank in North London and – posing as an IT technician – managed to gain entry to the back office.
Guess what happened next…
Three Lloyds TSB employees have been accused of conspiring to steal over £2 million from bank accounts, after allegedly installing a hardware device to steal passwords from the banking group.
Neira Jones feels that there are more questions than answers, following the high profile targeted attacks against branches of the Santander and Barclays banks.
It takes some nerdiness and a lot of nerve to pull off a bank heist like this.
Hackers planted a device inside the bank to record staff keypresses, and screen activity, helping them to steal password information.
Hackers are alleged to have planted a hardware device in a bank, with the intention of stealing millions of pounds.
But to pull off such a plot, they would need to have had someone physically access the targeted computer. Learn more about the scheme, and how companies can best prevent similar attacks happening to them.