Thursday, December 01, 2005

The $420 million key-logging scam

Early in 2005, Police foiled a $420 million key-logging scam:

...thieves attempted to transfer $420 million from a London branch of Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui. The thieves are believed to have hacked into the bank's computer systems using information gathered from keylogger programs, which allowed them access to sensitive passwords and other account information...

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