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2012-11-18 -Lurid Crime Tales-
Bank accounts emptied by phone Trojan
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Posted by Au Auric 2012-11-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [257 views ]  Top

#1 As if we needed yet another (evil systems problem) for the mass destruction of Federal Deposit Insurance. Those old Mason jars in the attic are looking pretty good. Of course the jars will soon be worth more than the money you'll be putting in them.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-18 05:59||   2012-11-18 05:59|| Front Page Top

#2 ...don't worry, they'll regain a wee amount of value after the toilet paper runs out.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-11-18 09:19||   2012-11-18 09:19|| Front Page Top

#3 I just averted a loss to our own family bank account a few weeks ago. Criminals had gained access to our banking records, and they were just trying to tie together all the bank and personal ID information. My guess is that they sell it as a package on the black market - so other users can then drain your accounts. I think they originally intercepted a wireless call (by my wife) where she discussed banking information. Be very careful with anything you do on a phone these days!

The biggest lesson I learned from the experience is that the people who work at the local bank in your neighborhood are security morons. They are hopeless. If you ask them for help - they are next to useless. So you really have to do your own due diligence these days, because the criminals and the hackers are running rings around the banking system.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-18 10:00||   2012-11-18 10:00|| Front Page Top

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