AN international criminal gang has stolen millions of pounds in an unprecedented cyber-attack on Tesco Bank.
Spanish and Brazilian fraudsters hit more than 25% of the UK bank’s current account holders in the attack.
They gained access to 40,000 of the bank’s 136,000 current accounts and stole money from 20,000 of them.
Customers found that their accounts had lost anything between €30 and €3,300.
Tesco was forced to freeze all online transactions yesterday after what was the biggest ever raid on a British bank.
A police investigation has revealed that Tesco Bank had been repeatedly warned about its lacklustre security systems and that fraud rings in Brazil have been targeting the chain for months.
The level and sophistication of the attack has led experts to fear a criminal network or even a foreign government may be responsible.
The National Crime Agency, Financial Conduct Authority and Information Commissioner’s Office are investigating the attack.
The bank apologised to its customers yesterday after they accused it of treating them with ‘complete contempt’ and making ‘pathetic’ offers of €30 compensation.
CEO of Tesco Bank Benny Higgins said: “We can reassure customers that any financial loss as a result of this activity will be resolved fully by Tesco Bank.”
- IN PICS: The stunning 16th century estate going up for auction in Spain - 16 Jun, 2019 @ 09:07
- Fake goods costing Spain and EU billions each year - 15 Jun, 2019 @ 08:38
- Brothers cuffed after trying to stuff 11 champagne bottles down one of their tops in huge shoplifting FAIL on Spain’s Costa del Sol - 14 Jun, 2019 @ 17:22
- British tourists still flocking to Spain’s Malaga as first quarter of 2019 shows almost 10% increase in hotel stays - 14 Jun, 2019 @ 17:04
- 8 things you didn’t know were ILLEGAL to do at the beach on Spain’s Costa del Sol - 14 Jun, 2019 @ 12:29
- Young paedo groomed at least 10 children across Spain’s Alicante, Andalucia and Valencia and paid them for explicit images while posing as underage girl online - 14 Jun, 2019 @ 11:26
- BREAKING: Barack Obama will be in Marbella TOMORROW for secret meeting at luxury hotel - 13 Jun, 2019 @ 16:50
- IN PICS: Game of Thrones stars party it up in Spain’s Benidorm for Sophie Turner’s hen do ahead of ‘official’ marriage to Joe Jonas - 13 Jun, 2019 @ 16:20
- Gibraltar police fuming after rumours ‘falsely claim’ drunk off duty officer started late night brawl at Pig & Whistle pub - 13 Jun, 2019 @ 15:45
- How a gang sold more than €1.5 million of drugs EVERY WEEK with the help of a Breaking Bad-style family in Cadiz – and how they spent it on Spain’s Costa del Sol - 13 Jun, 2019 @ 15:13