Security vendor Finjan said that the criminals used a piece of financial malware to infect users and steal account details without being caught by bank security systems.
The attackers used a combination of phishing sites and exploit attacks to dupe users into downloading a piece of malware known as Zeus.
Once installed, the Trojan covertly dialled into a command server operated by the group. The server then directed the Trojan to gather account details and transfer funds to a third-party account and create a forged bank statement.
As a result of the campaign, Finjan estimated that the cyber criminals were able to steal roughly €300,000 in just 22 days.
Informational Edit: 300,000 Euros = 437,670 U.S. dollars as of the time stamp of this post. ~ Animal