US government ‘hacked global bank system’

Source: BBC

A huge range of security weaknesses, said to be worth over $2m if sold on the black market, have been leaked online.

The tools are said to have been created by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and accompanying documents appear to indicate a possible breach of the Swift global banking system.

Such a hack could have enabled the US to covertly monitor financial transactions, researchers said.

The files were released by Shadow Brokers, a hacking group that has previously leaked malware.

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  1. The Europeans were sleeping when the USA created the Swift and Iban systems. They did not realize the power that they handed to the Americans to control all international banking transactions, no all banking transactions, local and international. (I think they are now – late – trying to get out of the ‘strangle hold’, not sure how far or successful they are. Anyone can give us more update on it?)

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