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Of eight respected computer security experts consulted for this article, all agreed that hacking into a bank was doable, and most insisted it wouldn’t be all that hard. “If I were going into e-crime, I’d hit a bank,” says Jon David, a security guru who has worked in the field for 30 years. Why haven’t banks been hacked, then? Oh, but they have–big time. In 1994, a 24-year-old programmer in St. Petersburg, Russia, named Vladimir Levin hacked Citibank for $10 million. He was later caught, extradited to the United States and is serving a three-year sentence. (All but $400,000 of the money was recovered.) This sort of thing happens often but is hushed up,
according to Michael Higgins, a former analyst
“The losses are in the reports, but the FBI doesn’t get them.
During a stint as a security consultant to banks and other organizations, Friel was shocked to discover the magnitude of the hacker losses that banks were swallowing. He claims his sources in the financial industry report individual hits as large as $100 million. A half dozen banks contacted for this article declined to comment.
Computer security insiders are usually careful to use the term cracker for someone who tries to gain unauthorized entry into a computer system, reserving hacker as a complimentary term for someone adept at programming. But we’ll stick with the popular usage of hacker as an intruder.
As with many high tech ventures in today’s robust economy,
finding good people will be our biggest challenge. Programmers with malicious or criminal bents tend not to be the exceptionally talented; most of those make pretty good money in legitimate jobs. If the bloom fades on the tech stock market, however, there could be a lot of high-living programmers who suddenly don’t have jobs. In the meantime, we could use “false flag recruitment” techniques, convincing candidates that they would be serving a bank.
Though our heist will be electronic, it would probably be close to impossible to pull it off without someone providing information from the inside. Levin had an inside partner on the Citibank job. BANK HACKING TUTORIALS
Preferably we target a midsize bank that has moved aggressively into information technology and Internet banking, because competitive pressure from technology-savvy big banks has probably caused them to get in over their heads, opening up security gaps. Says Higgins: “Those banks are rushing into technology, and they don’t comprehend it completely.”
According to Jim Settle, founder of the FBI’s original computer crime squad and now CEO of security consultancy SST, a successful electronic bank heist should take about six months.
To get our seed money, we can form a private syndicate
Russia, and so forth–or even a terrorist organization.
ROI, says Daguio, because “the theft of money could trigger a crisis of confidence, and it doesn’t have to be a huge amount.”
We should be able at least to match Levin’s initial haul from Citibank, but we could expect to
steal as much as $1 billion because of lax standards over the past few years, Friel says.
Most midsize banks don’t bother to do more than the most cursory of background checks of blue-collar employees and contractors.
This is the opposite of what David Remnitz, CEO of New York information security
Virtually all banks, and most midsize and large companies,
So we can conclude from this research article, banks can be hacked.
So guys always remember you can hack/crack/phish your way into the bank systems. Just be realistic and have a good plan while working with a strong team.