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Barclays and Santander alleged bank robbers in court

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A court has heard how fraudsters stole more than one million pounds from a Barclays bank branch in a "sophisticated and organised attack" on Britain's banking system.

8 tips for safer online banking

8 tips for safer online banking

Most of us use online banking. But are you making sure you're doing it as safely as possible? Check to make sure you're doing all of these 8 things!

UK report: Banks let e-criminals pinch gobs of money underneath the law's nose

UK report: Banks let e-criminals pinch gobs of money underneath the law's nose

A new government report blames a "black hole" wherein banks don't report fraud to investigators and/or investigators just don't bother to pursue the crooks. Instead, banks just reimburse customers.

We may be talking chump change, but high volume means it all adds up to a tidy profit for e-criminals.

Alleged "SpyEye" mastermind extradited to US

Alleged "SpyEye" mastermind extradited to US

The FBI suspects that 24-year-old Hamza Bendelladj, an Algerian national, developed, marketed, distributed and controlled the notorious botnet toolkit, used to steal millions of dollars from online bank accounts.

Monday review - the hot 13 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with this handy weekly roundup

Five Slovenians arrested for $2.5M email banking fraud

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Slovenian police on Thursday raided 12 homes and arrested five Slovenian citizens in connection with sending malware-packed email to small and medium businesses' accounting departments.

Anatomy of a phish - how crooks hack legitimate websites to steal your details

Are you a "safe surfer"?

What about sites that were perfectly good yesterday, but today are serving phishing pages for the crooks?

Paul Ducklin takes you on a four-country phishing trip...

US-wanted "bank hacker" is all smiles as he is arrested at Bangkok airport [VIDEO]

US-wanted "bank hacker" is all smiles as he is arrested at Bangkok airport

An alleged hacker, suspected by the FBI of stealing millions of dollars from online bank accounts, has been arrested by Thai police and paraded in front of the world's media.

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of the week

Monday review: the hot 26 stories of the week

Here's a list of all the stories we've written in the last week, in case you missed any (or if you just want to read them again).

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

Leading US banks targeted in DDoS attacks

A string of attacks against the websites of leading American banks may be tied to politically motivated hacktivism, according to reports.

Bank's shoddy security was to blame for $588,851 online robbery, US appeals court rules

US appeals court holds bank liable for online security breach

A Maine construction company that saw its online bank account fraudulently drained of almost $600,000 might get some of it back due to what a US federal court has deemed shoddy security systems at its bank.

Fraudulent calls target US banks, another look at caller ID spoofing

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A recent report has shown a large increase in the number of fraudulent phone calls attempting to voice phish customers of US banks.

Contactless payment cards raise security concern - but is there a much older problem?

Contactless payment cards raise security concern - but is there a much older problem?

A TV news report raises concern about the NFC-enabled contactless cards being used by Barclays banking customers. Professor Alan Woodward explores what he believes to be the real issue.

Facebook's IPO could result in increased focus on stopping fraud and spam

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Facebook has finally filed for its IPO, but there are interesting details in the paperwork. It considers malware, spam and privacy concerns as serious risks to its investors.

Hackers snatch $6.7m in South African cyber bank robbery

Hackers snatch $6.7m in South African cyber bank robbery

A mere three years after a South African bank spent $1.8 million on a new fraud-detection system, hackers managed to swindle $6.7 million out from under that system's nose. Although customer funds are thought to be safe, would you actually trust your money to an institution vulnerable to getting hacked so brutally?

Bank phishing emails increasing, promising bonuses and activation

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A large increase in bank phishing emails was spotted today in SophosLabs. Users are being tricked into opening HTML attachments to provide criminals with credit cards and personal information.

Fraudster jailed after pillaging Facebook accounts for personal information

Fraudster jailed after pillaging Facebook accounts for personal information

A British man stole £35,000 from his neighbours' bank accounts after determining their passwords via personal information they posted on Facebook.

What lessons can we learn to prevent there being similar cases in future?

Russian hacker avoids jail after $9 million RBS WorldPay ATM heist

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A hacker involved in the "most sophisticated and organised computer fraud attack ever" has avoided a jail sentence.

Is Russia being tough enough on cybercriminals?

NASDAQ reports hackers broke into its servers

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The NASDAQ stock exchange has called in investigators from the FBI after discovering it had become the target of hackers.

It says that "at no point" were its trading systems compromised, but major Fortune 500 companies may still have cause for concern.