The trial of alleged cybercrooks accused of mounting an attempt to steal £229m from accounts at Sumitomo Mistsui bank by planting spyware on corporate systems has begun in London. Snaresbrook Crown Court heard allegations that an insider working as a security supervisor smuggled two computer crackers into the bank's headquarters …
A POKER game? HOLD EVERYTHING RIGHT THERE!
>"Snaresbrook Crown Court heard allegations that an insider working as a security supervisor smuggled two computer crackers into the bank's headquarters under cover of a poker game in September 2004. The ne'er-do-wells allegedly installed keylogging software designed to record the login credentials for bank systems, a jury heard."
So, what, they're telling us that the easiest way to sneak into the high-security areas of a bank's coporate HQ is to pose as something completely innocuous, something entirely unsuspicious to everyone working there, something such as ... such as ... such as AN ILLEGAL GAMBLING RING? WTF?! Do they have lots of poker games running in their offices at any given time then, such that nobody would notice just one more?
Waittaminnit..... < puts two plus two together, light-bulb goes PING over head >
SO THAT'S WHERE ALL OUR MONEY WENT! THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS THE CREDIT CRUNCH AT ALL, THAT'S JUST A HOAX TO COVER UP THAT THEY PISSED IT ALL UP THE WALL PLAYING CARDS!!!1! SOMEBODY CALL A POLIS!!!
Is this for real?
The lure of a poker game.
The decoy failed bank transfers.
The foreign numpties to get caught.
Is this real life?
Or is it BOFH?
I think there were other bank transfers that succeeded and Simon has bought a collection of islands in the West Indies.
Hang on a sec.....
"The scheme finally unravelled when Sumitomo staff noticed that their PCs had been interfered with and cables disconnected after they returned to work after a weekend break. "
So these people who work in a high security bank, and know that their IT people dont work weekends.... come in to find a bunch of PC's unplugged .... and DONT think to ask anyone whats going on??
Black helicopters, cos someone's on the inside here....
Also - LOL @ AC above with the poker game comments, perhaps thats all the banks are ever used for at weekends? :-p
It'd explain why theres been no new BOFH so far this year
"The scheme finally unravelled when Sumitomo staff noticed..."
Sounds to me like....
1. They noticed the interference
2. They DID ask what was going on
which led to
3. Further investigation
4. Scheme unravelling.
Hang on for more than a sec next time eh?
Cue analogies regarding the banks bluffing about their finances, raising their loans from central banks to go 'all in' and someone calling their bluff and getting them out of the game...