Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Check Images Used by Internet Crooks

"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." 
Read the rest of the article in "Internet crooks target check images", The Boston Globe, July 28, 2010.

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