The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Bank Hackers Steal Millions

    It looks like the biggest bank heist in history — and all without a getaway car. An international coterie of criminals has stolen as much as $900 million, mostly from Russian banks, by installing malware that monitored computer screens, allowing fraudulent wire transfers and even ATM withdrawals. More than 100 financial institutions in 30 countries may have been hit. But none have acknowledged the threat, and thefts could be continuing. Expect this to become Exhibit A in President Obama’s push for a cybersecurity law.

    NYT, WSJ (sub)

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