UK Police Arrests 12 Men for Trying SAN Computer Hacking
A total of 12 men have been arrested recently by police force in London. All of them have been accused of giving a try to lacerate into Banco Santander SA (SAN) computers.
It is being said that the arrests have helped in prevention of a theft that could have caused a loss of millions of pounds.
The report finds that the detention is related to a device, which was there in an East London Santander branchâ€™s computer. The same could not only have permitted a remote user to access the systems of the branch, but take them at the helm as well.
A statement has today been released by the Metropolitan Police Service, which revealed the aforementioned.
The Bank of Englandâ€™s executive director for financial stability, Andy Haldane, said that the banks were facing cyber-security risks from the sophisticated hackers. Since, they were making attempts to access customer identities or funds.
He added that a thorough scrutiny should be conducted by the regulators on the state of major banksâ€™ preparedness to guard against cyber-attacks.
â€śThis was a sophisticated plot that could have led to the loss of a very large amount of money from the bank, and is the most significant case of this kindâ€ť, stated Mark Raymond, Detective Inspector.