back to article Second hacking group targets SWIFT-connected banks

A second group of hackers – Odinaff – has broken into the SWIFT system, the fulcrum of the global financial payments system. Odinaff were found to be using the same approach as those who stole $81m from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year. Attacks involving the Odinaff trojan and associated tools appear to have …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Facepalm

    Hackers has broken into the SWIFT system

    Come off it elReg, they didn't hack SWIFT, they hacked an Oracle database running on Microsoft Windows.

    April 2016: Two bytes to $951m

  2. Your alien overlord - fear me
    Devil

    They are now stealing from the banks, not the banks customers. So a victimless crime then?

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      err... right. Now which one will get you the attention of an LEO and a longer jail term? The banks themselves or the bank's customers?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Rush, rush, get me a blockchain framework asap!"

    Wondering whether news like this have encourage testing of blockchain technology by diverse parties (e.g. VISA and some banks)

  4. Tom Paine
    FAIL

    hacker[s] – Odinaff – ha[ve] broken into the SWIFT system, the fulcrum of the global financial payments system [...] using the same approach as those who stole $81m from the Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

    But the attack on the Bangladesh Central Bank didn't involve SWIFT being broken into. Neither did the other attacks that came to light (with a lot less publicity) shortly afterwards.

    SUBS!

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