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Internet bankers beware

Striata, a leading specialist in e-billing and multi-channel messaging, has cautioned South African online users to be vigilant about opening e-mail that may contain viruses or Trojans. The best way to do this is to regularly update anti-virus software. This advice follows news that money has been stolen from bank accounts via the Internet. Says Michael Wright, CEO of Striata: “Although incredibly frustrating to those directly involved, situations like this are often a much-needed wake-up call for Internet users. Internet banking is wonderfully convenient and far more secure than, for example, sending a cheque through the mail – but that does not mean that we can afford to be complacent when it comes to security.” Latest reports cite that the hacker gained access to Internet banking accounts by sending an e-mail to certain clients’ home computers. When the e-mail attachment was opened, a computer virus (known as a ‘Trojan’) was downloaded that captured confidential bank account details and PIN numbers and sent the information back to the hacker. Full Story

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