Barclays Bank Cyber Theft: 8 Arrested For Allegedly Hacking Computer System, Stealing $2 Million

Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing 1.3 million pounds ($2 million) from a Barclays bank branch by tapping into its computers, British police said Friday.


Detective Supt. Terry Wilson said one of the arrested men is the “Mr. Big” of British cybercrime.

Police suspect that in both cases a gang member posed as an engineer and installed devices on the bank’s computers that allowed the suspects, in the Barclays case, to gain information used to siphon money from the bank.

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