Friday September 18, 2020

Phishing for victims in choppy waters

Criminals have become more sophisticated at securing personal banking information, and with the banks struggling in the current market, it is essential that customers remain as vigilant as possible, writes Gordon Smith

5th September, 2009

In many of life's endeavours, times and technology dictate the techniques employed. Robbing banks in the 1930s needed a tommy gun and a waiting car.

Since ATMs were introduced in the 1980s, bulldozers have proved handy, if cumbersome, for making very large withdrawals.

Since the turn of the century, the growing number of people banking online offers criminals a new target to rob: not the banks themselves, but their more vulnerable customers. All it takes...

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