Thursday, January 25, 2007

Online Nordic Banking Theft Stirs Talk of Russian Hacker

Andrew E. Kramer writes in The New York Times:

Word has started spreading in Sweden about the discovery last week of a $1 million online banking theft traced to a Russian hacker who goes by the sobriquet “the Corpse.”

The case opens a window into the dark world of Russian programming and underlines risks in online banking. Nordea Bank, the Scandinavian financial services company involved, emphasized that only customers whose computers were not protected by antivirus programs had become victims.

More here.


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