A leading internet security company has renewed its warning that cyber criminals are plundering nearly a billion euros from banks around the world. Russian based firm Kaspersky Lab says a gang called “Carbanak”,:http://securelist.com/blog/research/68732/the-great-bank-robbery-the-carbanak-apt/ with members in Russia, Ukraine and China has stolen money by using malware programmes; or software to see and record activity on computer monitors. The criminal ring is said to have robbed e-payment systems in what could be one of the largest bank heists ever. Last week, US President Obama signed an executive order to create a new cyber security agency with the aim of encouraging firms to pool and analyse information on a wide range of risks.
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