Credit card companies, banks, and their subsidiaries are the latest victims of a massive hacking attack that has forced hundreds of millions of dollars from some of the world’s largest financial institutions.
The hack is part of a larger attack dubbed Operation WannaCry, which has been blamed for more than $200bn of losses worldwide.
A report from the International Data Security Group (IDG), a US-based cybersecurity consultancy, said the attackers have used the same technique used in the WannaCrypt attack to gain access to millions of card data from more than 1,000 banks.
The IDG said it had discovered “the latest malware strain” and it said the cybercriminal group responsible for the attack has targeted financial institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
In the United Kingdom, Barclays, HSBC and Standard Chartered have all been hit.
The attacks have also hit US banks such as JP Morgan, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Bank of New York Mellon.
The Bank of England said it has begun deploying more security measures to protect against cyberattacks.
In its report, the IDG found that the hackers had been using the same type of attack to steal credit card data on the financial sector.
It said the attacks were carried out by an unnamed third party and it was unclear whether the attack originated in Russia or China.
It did not identify the third party, but the group behind the attack had targeted several large US banks.
One of the banks targeted by the hackers was Deutsche Bank.
The report also found that banks have had to use software updates to address the problem, but it was not clear how long it had taken the companies to address.
The bank statement did not say how many customers were affected. “
We are committed to making our customers’ information safe and secure, and we will continue to do so.”
The bank statement did not say how many customers were affected.
Bank of Canada CEO Richard Truscott said: ‘It’s a complex threat environment that requires us to think differently about our financial services and our systems to keep customers safe.
“The threats we face are complex, and it’s clear that we need to think about a better way of doing business.”
The attack on the banks is not the first time a bank has been targeted.
In March, hackers stole data from several US credit cards and sent it to the credit card provider Equifax, which alerted the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
The FTC later ordered the banks to hand over the data.