Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware – NYTimes.com

In late 2013, an A.T.M. in Kiev started dispensing cash at seemingly random times of day. No one had put in a card or touched a button. Cameras showed that the piles of money had been swept up by customers who appeared lucky to be there at the right moment.

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The majority of the targets were in Russia, but many were in Japan, the United States and Europe.

No bank has come forward acknowledging the theft, a common problem that President Obama alluded to on Friday when he attended the first White House summit meeting on cybersecurity and consumer protection at Stanford University. He urged passage of a law that would require public disclosure of any breach that compromised personal or financial information.

Bank Hackers Steal Millions via Malware – NYTimes.com.

Hackers breach some White House computers – The Washington Post

Russia has long been known as a hotbed for black hat hackers due to their “untouchable” status within the Russian government. There are essentially three rules when it comes to being a Russian hacker that gives you this “untouchable” status:

1) You are not allowed to hack anything within the sovereign boundary.

2) If you find anything of interest to the regime, you share it.

3) When called upon for “Patriotic Activities”, you answer the call.

Hackers breach some White House computers – The Washington Post.