$1 Million Heist on Russian Bank Started with Hack of Branch Router

A hacking group known as MoneyTaker recently hacked a bank in Russia taking almost $1 million after infiltrating a router on the bank's network. They would gain access and remain in the system as they worked their permissions up to domain admin before executing the attack. They have conducted 20 successful hacks netting almost $14 million in total. Groups such as MoneyTaker are skilled in concealing their attacks and can be very difficult to detect. Having strong security protocols and ensuring employees know what they can and cannot do on company networks and equipment is vitally important.

Relevant URL(s): https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/07/prolific-hacking-group-steals-almost-1-million-from-russian-bank/