Hackers could be using home computers to steal thousands of rands from Absa Bank’s clients – and not the system of the bank, the Banking Council said in a statement on Monday. “Because they are finding it increasingly difficult to breach the banks’ own security systems, they are beginning to turn to weaker links outside of these systems, for example, internet service providers or the customers’ own PCs. “In this specific instance, it appears that the loophole was not in the banks’ system but that home computers are being compromised,” council spokeswoman Claire Gerbhardt-Mann said. She said the banking industry should seek a solution to the problem and prevent fraudsters who continue to try new ways of robbing people of their money. Full Story
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