Hackers probe defenses of Middle East banks : FireEye

Hackers are probing the defenses of banks in the Middle East, targeting employees with infected emails which gather information about the banks' network and user accounts, FireEye researchers said.  FireEye, a U.S. cyber security company investigating the February attack on Bangladesh's central bank in which hackers stole $81 million, said there was no apparent connection with the heist or related attacks on banks in Ecuador and Vietnam. A FireEye spokesman said Qatar National Bank was not one of the "several banks" in the Middle East where researchers had found the malware.

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