Europol Director: hackers target banks, not customers

“Banks, rather than their customers, are increasingly the main target of online thieves, Europol director Rob Wainwright said on Friday in an interview.

‘That has been an important change,’ Wainwright told Reuters after a conference on cyber security in The Hague.

He said the hacks were remarkable in terms of ‘the level of sophistication, in terms of the malware that’s being used, and in terms of the sophisticated social engineering to identify the most important personnel among the banks’ employees’.

He cited several cases that have been reported in the media, but said many more were never made public.”

Source: Europol Director: hackers target banks, not customers | Reuters

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