Anatomy of a cyber crime

Brian Krebs’ most recent Security Fix post in the Washington Post, PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415,000, goes into some detail on how cyber criminals stole $415K from a county in Kentucky.

“Cyber criminals based in Ukraine stole $415,000 from the coffers of Bullitt County, Kentucky this week. The crooks were aided by more than two dozen co-conspirators in the United States, as well as a strain of malicious software capable of defeating online security measures put in place by many banks.”

The particulars, both technical and social, were fascinating and helped me to better understand how these things happen.

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