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[Wired] Bank Not Responsible for Letting Hackers Steal $300K From Customer

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A judge in Maine has ruled that a bank that allowed hackers to steal more than $300,000 from a customer’s online account isn’t responsible for the lost money, saying the customer should have done more to protect the account credentials....
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Haven't seen any post about this.

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post #2 of 35
done more to protect credentials?....how exactly.........oh this is gonna hit the fan soon
    
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oh yes because hes re...

wait

they downloaded an email attachment? yea, its their mess up =/
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holy cow this is messed up.
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The hackers had sent a malicious e-mail to employees that allowed them to surreptitiously install the Zeus password-stealing trojan on an employee computer.
this goes into the common sense department
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lol.....title is sorta misleading
    
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post #7 of 35
I think this is a good call by the judge. It's absolutely absurd to blame a blank because some idiot let themselves get keylogged.

The case was dismissed, so the judge didn't even think they had enough to go to trial.
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
lol.....title is sorta misleading
To say the least.
 
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post #9 of 35
I've never really got how cons like this work. Isn't the hackers bank account listed in the ACH transaction? Even if the hacker used a stolen identity to create the account he still would have to withdraw the funds which wouldn't be easy. You can't just walk up to an ATM and withdraw $300,000. In fact, most banks require you to make an appointment to withdraw large sums of money because they have to special order the currency beforehand.
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Why do I have the feeling lulzsecurity is going to be showing up soon
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