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Internet / Cyber Crime / Account Takeover Fraud #1001315

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 30, 2011
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Studio: Armen Keteyian) A wave of cyber crime called account takeover fraud that targets small towns, community banks and civic organizations examined; recent victims mentioned; details given about the spear phishing technique, in which hackers entice financial officers to click on a link that enables malicious software to capture vital information, including bank passwords. [St. Ambrose Cathedral Bishop Robert PATES††- comments on the theft of church money.] [National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance Ron PLESCO††- notes the most notorious are Russians, Romanians and others.] [FBI agent Keith MULARSKI††- explains how stolen bank accounts and credit card numbers are sold on black market websites.] How churches and small businesses can protect themselves discussed.

Pelley, Scott;
Keteyian, Armen

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