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Every day criminals are finding new ways to commit acts of fraud and to steal information from consumers and financial institutions. After a three month investigation, SecureWorks uncovered a new method of cyber attack used by Russian criminals to tap into U.S. financial institutions.

The Russian cyber gang used sophisticated Zeus and Gozi Trojans to gain access into computer systems. The unique part of the crime was that the attackers then set up a Virtual Private Network connection to a remote server. The purpose was to easily access the systems to continually steal information and use it to counterfeit checks.

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