- Jul 27, 2015
Access to the internal network at Deutsche Bank is apparently being sold on Telegram by an initial access broker (IAB). The broker claims to have access to 21,000 machines and 16 terabytes of data. They are selling it for 7.5 Bitcoin, worth approximately £110,000. Based in Frankfurt, the bank manages assets worth more than $1.3trn.
The broker, going by the username Ox_dump, announced on Telegram that they possess access to internal networks and machines at Deutsche Bank. “We are selling another network access of a particular bank,” they said. “We have DA (direct access), domain has around 21 k machines configured mostly with Windows.” The announcement has been posted alongside a picture of the Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt, with the Deutsche Bank icon layered over the picture.
Deutsche Bank hacked? 'Access to systems' for sale on TelegramIf these claims are validated, such access could be devastating for the bank’s reputation as it comes on the coattails of another scandal. Last month, Deutsche Bank’s Frankfurt headquarters and the homes of ten current and former employees were raided by police as part of an investigation into the bank’s involvement in the so-called “Cum-Ex” scandal, which saw billions of euros of government funds being misappropriated.