Metel malware pops bank, triggers 15 percent swing in Russian Ruble

ATM hacking tool used to place $500 million in orders.
Darren Pauli
Hackers caused the Russian Ruble to swing 15 per cent in minutes by hacking a bank with a newly-discovered and highly capable malware.
The “Metel” or “Corkow” malware was used to break into the Kazan-based Energobank and place on its behalf some US$500 million (£344 million, A$702 million) in orders, sufficient to swing currency markets and trigger an investigation by the Russian Central Bank.
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