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Hackers managed to get login credentials for Experian's credit scoring reports after they broke into the systems of Abilene Telco Federal Credit Union last year, it has emerged.

Crooks gained access to the west Texan bank's systems after hacking into an employee's computer. The September 2011 breach allowed the hackers to get their hands on login credentials for the bank's account with Experian, exposing the details of millions to potential snooping in the process.

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Sounds more like social hacking, looks like an idiot at the bank let someone "do maintenance". Hes fired for sure
    
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Sounds more like social hacking, looks like an idiot at the bank let someone "do maintenance". Hes fired for sure

For sure.

I work for a bank, and can tell you that even our non techy people know better, because they drill security down our throats.
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For sure.
I work for a bank, and can tell you that even our non techy people know better, because they drill security down our throats.

+1000

I work for a major bank as well, and there's no way this was an accident or simple oversight. Security is drilled down our throats and enforced fairly well also. We're allowed some leniency... or i wouldn't be posting here, but i'm sure everything I say is being logged lol. I'm a good boy, so no worries biggrin.gif
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+1000
I work for a major bank as well, and there's no way this was an accident or simple oversight. Security is drilled down our throats and enforced fairly well also. We're allowed some leniency... or i wouldn't be posting here, but i'm sure everything I say is being logged lol. I'm a good boy, so no worries biggrin.gif

I got told to tell you by your manager not to turn up for work tomorrow...
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