Friday, March 18, 2005

Good Thing We're Gamers

Interestingly enough, Filipino game companies teach youths to watch out for keyloggers in Internet cafes used to hack game accounts.

The best way to educate children about secure ecommerce is to have them use it. ;)

Keyloggers Foiled In Attempted $423 Million Bank Heist

British authorities stymied a massive bank heist that reportedly was dependent on a keylogger, the same kind of spyware that has jumped three-fold in the last year and puts consumers at risk from hackers and phishers.

According to reports in the British media from the BBC and the Financial Times, among others, the scheme was set to steal 220 million pounds ($423 million) from the London offices of the Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui. The National Hi-Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU), the country's cyber-cops, began investigating last October after the bank discovered that hackers had infiltrated its network and were using a keylogger to capture keystrokes.

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