Invasion of the Stock Hackers

An alarmed SEC says that teams of thieves are lifting passwords from home PCs -- and emptying online brokerage accounts.......In the latest, most pernicious twist yet on Internet securities fraud, online brokerage accounts are being looted by hackers who exploit the weaknesses of investors' computers rather than the firms' systems. It's a new scam, but it's mushrooming. Six months ago, Securities & Exchange Commission investigators say, such schemes weren't even on their radar screen; now, the agency is knee-deep in them. Invasion of the Stock Hackers

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 3rd November 2005 9:37PM