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Trojan infection linked to SA Net bank thefts

A Trojan infection has been linked to the theft of hundreds of thousands of rand from Internet accounts held at South African bank Absa. South Africa’s Sunday Times yesterday reported that police are investigating nine cases involving thefts from Absa accounts. Losses reported to the police come in at R230,000 (£18,800) but the Sunday Times says it has evidence that a further R300,000(£24,600), not included in police figures, went missing from the account of one customer who contacted the paper. Police and bank officials told the paper that criminals used “spy ware” to gain access of victims PCs to swipe Internet banking information and transfer money out of their accounts. Full Story

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