Fraudsters caught trying to remotely control a London bank’s computers

London’s Metropolitan Police department has revealed a sophisticated attack on a bank today. A gang of criminals plotted to remotely control a PC within a Santander branch in southeast London by fitting it with a transmitting device. Disguised as a maintenance engineer, a fraudster attached a KVM, typically used to share a keyboard and mouse with multiple PCs, to a computer within the branch that would have enabled the gang to access the machine remotely. Reuters reports that the plot was foiled by police and no money was at risk.

It’s not clear exactly what type of KVM was used, but given the remote nature it would have been capable of capturing exact keyboard and mouse signals alongside a stream of the video output from the PC….

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