Is your bank account cleaned out yet?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by stock777, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Until we have the death penalty for these scum, expect more of the same. You think Putin doesn't get a cut?

    Internet crooks craft creative counterfeiting scam

    By JORDAN ROBERTSON (AP) – 5 hours ago

    SAN FRANCISCO — Think of it as one more reason not to write checks.

    Hackers believed to be operating out of Russia have figured out a high-tech way to carry out the decidedly low-tech crime of check fraud, a computer security company says — writing at least $9 million in fakes against more than 1,200 legitimate accounts.

    But these hackers got the account information in an unusual way: They broke into three websites that specialize in a little-known type of business — archiving check images online.

    Check counterfeiting is a crime that savvy Internet criminals usually pass up. After all, it's far easier for them to make money by stealing credit cards and online banking passwords.