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Cyber criminals stole about $1 billion from banks: Kaspersky

Posted On: Feb. 16, 2015 12:00 AM CST

Kaspersky Lab Z.A.O. said that cyber criminals have hit about 100 or more financial institutions globally, reported citing Reuters.

These criminals have stolen around $1 billion from the groups, the security software firm said. Affected banks are from 30 different countries, including Switzerland, the Netherlands and Russia, among others. The gang used the Carbanak malware to remotely take control of ATMs, Kaspersky said. The firm said that it is working with Europol, Interpol and other agencies to trace the gang.

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