How the Carbanak cybergang stole $1bn A closer look at the most successful financial APT

Advanced Persistent Threats, or APTs, are a hot topic in the infosecurity world, as such attacks usually employ the most sophisticated hacker tools. Majority of the widely publicized attacks are focused on nation-state cyber espionage and are targeting high-profile institutions, such as military and governments. However, things are about to change: APTs inaugurated their presence in the commercial sector, or, to be more exact, in the banking sector. The results are pretty easy to assess: the loss due to an APT campaign targeting dozens of global financial institutions totaled $1 bln. This plot marks the beginning of a new stage in the evolution of cybercriminal activity, where malicious users steal money directly from banks, and avoid targeting end users.

Marta Janus
Session 1: The New Rules of Cyber Security

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