Blind Trust in Email Could Cost You Your Home

The process of buying or selling a home can be extremely stressful and complex, but imagine the stress that would boil up if — at settlement — your money was wired to scammers in another country instead of to the settlement firm or escrow company. Here’s the story about a phishing email that cost a couple … Читать далее

eBanking Theft Costs Town of Eliot, Me. $28k

Organized cyber thieves stole more than $28,000 from a small New England town last week. The case once again highlights the mismatch between the sophistication of today’s attackers and the weak security measures protecting many commercial online banking accounts. On July 11, 2011, I alerted the town controller of Eliot, Maine that its accounts were … Читать далее

Hackers Steal $600,000 from Brigantine, NJ

Organized cyber thieves took roughly $600,000 from the coastal city of Brigantine, New Jersey this week after stealing the city’s online banking credentials. The break-in marks the second time this year that hackers have robbed the coffers of an Atlantic County town: In March, a similar attack struck Egg Harbor Township, N.J., which lost $100,000 … Читать далее