Saturday, January 27, 2007

Meet with the Nordea Bank Hacker

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For the price of 3,000 dollars, our reporter was offered his personal bank Trojan. In an interview with Computer Sweden, the hacker behind the recent Internet frauds against Sweden's Nordea bank claims responsibility for more intrusions. "99 percent of all bank intrusions are kept secret," he insists.

The same Trojan that stole eight million Swedish kronor from the Nordea bank was also used for a major attack in Australia. This is confirmed by the hacker who calls himself "Corpse", a developer of advanced Trojans. Computer Sweden's reporter met him in an anonymous chat.

With the aid of security expert Per Hellqvist of Symantec, Sweden, Computer Sweden tracked the Russian-speaking hacker. Using a pseudonym, our reporter claimed to be interested in buying his own Trojan, tailored for attacking an internet bank. It was soon obvious that "Corpse" knows very well that his application is used for major Internet banking frauds.

The bank accounts broken into are selected at random: "It's like roulette," he says in broken English: "Some accounts have a million dollars, some have one dollar. You never know who gets infected."


Check out the full Q&A section via the news link at the top. Also, check out my first blog on this bank hack if you aren't up on the details.

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