Some Arrested in Barclays Heist Linked to Attempted Theft from Santander Bank

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The people arrested last week in connection with an attack on a branch of Barclays Bank allegedly used the same technique employed by a group arrested the previous week for an attempted attack on Santander bank.

One of the people involved allegedly portrayed himself as an IT engineer, telling people at the branch that he was there to fix computers. When he had access to the machines, he placed a KVM switch on a router there. Some of the people arrested in connection with the Barclay's heist are also being charged in connection with the Santander case. Barclays has recovered a "significant amount" of the GBP 1.3 million (US $2.1 million) stolen as a result of the attack.

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