Hackers Crashed a Bank’s Computers While Attempting a SWIFT Hack

8th June, 2018 By Catalin Cimpanu


Banco de Chile


Hackers have used a disk-wiping malware to sabotage hundreds of computers at a bank in Chile to distract staff while they were attempting to steal money via the bank’s SWIFT money transferring system.


The attempted hack took place on May 24, this year. On that day, the Banco de Chile, the country’s biggest bank, reported all-around systems failures that affected the computers at several of its branches.


While its online systems kept working, several in-bank operations were impossible to carry out, according to reports in the local press [1, 2, 3].


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