Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New Trojan Luuuk snatched €500000 from major European bank

IT security vendors, Kaspersky Lab have uncovered a cyber attack, which targeted a major European Bank to steal more than €500,000. The amount is stolen from 190 different clients of the bank and most of them were from Italy and Turkey. The attack seems to have started on 13 January, 2014. It was first noticed on 20 January, 2014, when Command and Control (C&C) server with indications of Trojan program was first detected.

Cybercriminals used a Trojan named ‘Luuuk’ to gather crucial account details of victims’ accounts. The details were then used to credit money to accounts created by attackers. Later, the cash was withdrawn from ATMs. This cybercrime was very smartly planned and executed, as attackers deleted all the possible tracks to them, soon after the C&C server was detected.

Kaspersky Lab released this information in the later part of June, without mentioning any reason of such a delay. Also, the name of the bank was not disclosed. But the worst part could be that there is no certain indication that the attack campaign has ended. 

This incident of  ‘New Trojan Luuuk snatched €500000 from major European bank’
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