The computer spy that steals your passwords and credit details


ABOUT three weeks ago, Cheryl Lambert bought a 179 surfboard on eBay for her daughter. Soon after, she noticed her computer started to behave erratically and within a few days it had ground to a halt.

...A few days after her desktop machine was unplugged from the internet, Lambert's personal details appeared on a Russian website.

Her home phone number, her address, her credit card number and her e-mail address with Tesco were all listed on a forum where criminals and computer hackers trade stolen identities. Lambert cancelled her gold Lloyds TSB card when she was alerted by The Sunday Times to what had happened, but one fraudulent transaction for 10.70 had already been made. The computer spy that steals your passwords and credit details - The Net - Times Online

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 4th September 2006 11:31PM