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You have to get out on the road to learn new stuff in the security world. Invariably I learn the most interesting things from people who attend my presentations.

You have to get out on the road to learn new stuff in the security world. Invariably I learn the most interesting things from people who attend my presentations. I recently picked up a new fact regarding the Sumitomo case.

First a recap. Last year it came to light that UK authorities had put the kibosh on what would have been the largest bank heist in history. The story as it eventually came out was that cleaning staff has installed hardware keystroke loggers on certain machines within the London branch of Sumitomo Mitsui, a huge Japanese bank. They captured credentials that were then used to transfer 220 million pounds (call it half a billion dollars). Luckily the police were involved and were able to stymie the attack. At the time it was reported that two of the gang members in Israel were arrested.

So my new piece of information is that a security guard was in on the deal and was arrested. Now mind you, this is hearsay from a “credible source

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