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RBS customers put at risk by faulty security software

RBS customers put at risk by faulty security software (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) wanted to give its business banking customers an extra layer of security, but ended up possibly exposing them to cyberthreats, reports have claimed. The bank recently started offering what it calls the Heimdal Thor Foresight Enterprise, which is designed to spot and stop common cyberattacks that try to steal data or infect a network with ransomware. "Heimdal Thor is security software that runs at a high level of privilege on a user's machine. The bank didn’t disclose how many customers were exposed to the risk. The hackers that would potentially abuse the flaw would get access to the victim’s emails, internet history and bank details. The issue was fixed in the meantime and 97 per cent of the affected endpoints were secured, confirmed Heimdal's chief executive Morten Kjaersgaard.

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