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Bank 'cyber hack' plot arrests

12 men have been arrested over allegedly attempting to take control of a Santander bank computer at a branch in London. Police say the "audacious" plot involved using a keyboard video mouse to remotely access the PC.

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Santander bank plot 'most significant' police have faced

The Metropolitan Police's Central e-Crime Unit said the foiled plot to steal millions from a Santander bank computer at a branch in London was on a scale they had never seen before.

This was a sophisticated plot that could have led to the loss of a very large amount of money from the bank, and is the most significant case of this kind that we have come across.

I would like to thank our partners from the industry who have provided valuable assistance throughout this investigation.

The PCeU is committed to tackling cyber-crime and the damage it can cause to individuals, organisations and the wider economy.

– Detective Inspector Mark Raymond

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