International hackers attempt massive heist

Thursday, 17 March 2005, 12:34 PM EST

The National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) has foiled a gang of hackers aiming to steal £220m from a Japanese bank in London.

After gaining access to the IT systems of Sumitomo Corporation's London offices in October the gang installed key-logging software to record log-in codes and company documents. They had been planning to transfer the money to 10 bank accounts around the world.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

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