Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hackers Steal OmniAmerican Bank Account Data

Barry Shlachter writes on

An international gang of cyber criminals hacked into OmniAmerican Bank's records, the bank's president disclosed Wednesday.

They stole scores of account numbers, created new PINs, fabricated debit cards, then withdrew cash from ATMs in Eastern Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, as well as in Britain, Canada and New York.

"It was a pretty sophisticated scheme," said Tim Carter, president of the Fort Worth-based bank.

The amount stolen is not yet known, he said, describing it only as "minimal." No depositors will lose money, he said.

More here.

Hat-tip: Pogo Was Right


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