Hacker nets $30,000 at cafe

An Auckland businessman had $30,000 stolen by an Indian hacker who got his online banking password through "spyware" on an internet cafe computer.

The hacker then used the man's account to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Greg Young, owner of a marine company, said it appeared the hacker obtained his password when he made a transaction in a Bangkok internet cafe in May while returning from a business trip to Europe.

A malicious piece of software loaded on the computer had recorded his banking password and provided the hacker with his confidential details.

It was not until last month he received a call from a BNZ worker querying four recent transactions into an Indian bank account totalling about $30,000. New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz: Hacker nets $30,000 at cafe

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