Monday, November 23, 2009

RBS Worldpay: It's Not Child's Play

I have found the RBS Worldpay ATM heist fascinating. Although the dollar amount stolen cannot compare to some larger compromises in recent history, the coordination the attackers and thieves displayed is unprecedented. Moreover, it appears the corporation of law enforcement spanning three continents was able to bring an indictment on November 10, 2009. A copy of that document can be found here. Not much is known about the technical details of the compromise but I recently decided to put together a diagram of what is known about the heist for a training I am scheduled to do next month. I used the Crayon Network Visio Stencil found here to create it and though some might find it amusing.


More articles and coverage on the compromise and arrests can be found here:

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/nov09/atm_111609.html
http://atlanta.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/atl111009.htm
http://www.veracode.com/blog/2009/11/we-need-to-learn-more-about-the-rbs-worldpay-atm-attack/

1 comment:

  1. Sherwyn aka (Infolookup)November 26, 2009 at 12:16 AM

    I would have to agree with you on the fact that it was a real briliant heist. Kind of reminded me of "The Italian Job".

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