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Canadian online banking users fall victim to Trojan

A Trojan horse may be responsible for an online banking scam that has cost at least two Winnipeg customers thousands of dollars. The Winnipeg Police Service this week is investigating two cases where money was transferred unknowingly from bank accounts. One family charges that $1,798 US has been taken from their account and a retired teacher in April reported $1,45 US removed from his account without his knowledge. The department also has information pertaining to five other individuals who lost money with the same scam. The investigation is focused around a man who recently emigrated to Canada from an unidentified locale in Eastern Europe. However the police wouldn’t comment further. According to computer security experts, online banking scams and identity theft are proliferating in this country. While Canadian e-banking customers have yet to see a surge in identity theft similar to the U.S., the banks say the onus is on consumers and enterprises to protect themselves. Full Story

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