back to article Microsoft unveils shady shenanigans of Octo Tempest and their cyber-trickery toolkit

Microsoft's latest report on "one of the most dangerous financial criminal groups" operating offers security pros an abundance of threat intelligence to protect themselves from its myriad tactics. The "unique" native English-speaking group is tracked by Microsoft as Octo Tempest and in the space of a year has demonstrated a …

  1. Lurko

    Who are they?

    "one of the most dangerous financial criminal groups" and "native English-speaking".

    Easy. It's one of the big UK banks. They're always mis-selling something, rigging markets, interest rates or forex, or breaching money laundering rules, so moving more blatantly into financial crime is not even a diversification, more exploring a core competence.

    Then again, US banks qualify under those two criteria, and the only people less trustworthy* than British banks are American banks.

    * In the sense that they SHOULD be trustworthy but aren't. Let's face it, you're going to expect Russian, Syrian, Iranian, North Korean banks etc to be up to bad stuff.

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