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.