Hackers break into Polish banks through government regulator charged with bank security standards

Patrick O’Neill reports:

Polish banks have spent the last week searching for hackers who broke into several of the country’s financial institutions in an incident that looks to be three months old, according to Polish media.

The malware infection appears to have come through — of all things — compromised servers at the Polish financial regulator KNF, which is responsible for enforcing security standards in the banking industry.

The hackers stole no money. Instead, they exfiltrated large amounts of unidentified encrypted data, according to new reports from Polish and English-language media including Money.pl and Bad Cyber.

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