Thursday, November 29, 2007

Millions Of Personal Computers Can Be Unknowing Accomplices In Major Cyber Crimes

Via CBS News.

Serry Winkler was startled by a knock on her Denver apartment door last year. Three uniformed police officers with a warrant - for her computer.

Unbeknownst to Winkler, she had become both an unwitting accomplice and a victim to a crime, CBS News science and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg reports.

“Your house has been broken into and you didn't even know it,” Winkler said.

A hacker, based in Russia, used the Internet to infiltrate Winkler’s computer and steal a credit card to make fraudulent purchases in her name.

More here.


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