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October 08, 2013

Hacking - Millions Fly

The statements made ??to the police for hacking are increasing. To date, no arrests have been made.

More than twenty people have been victims of hacking . A director of 47 years , filed a complaint Tuesday at CCID to say that $ 87,525 (Rs 2,669 512.50 ) disappeared from the account of his company based in Arsenal .
The husband of the director, who is abroad, had taught him Monday night that his email was hacked and that a sum of Rs 2669 512.50 was transferred to an account in Hong Kong . The director would have inquired with his bank Tuesday and officials have confirmed that his transfer was made on behalf of an individual , whose identity remains unknown , Hong Kong. She wanted to cancel the transaction, but in vain, Tuesday being a public holiday in Hong Kong.
Specialized in importing rice firm also filed a complaint Wednesday alleging that $ 192,000 (Rs 6 million) disappeared from the account of the company. In this case also , the email from his supplier in India have been hacked . The hacker would have used the e -mail provider to inform the Mauritian company of a change in bank account number and make it clear that the payments were to be made to another account .
In addition, a businessman engaged in import-export, also a victim of hacking . On 26 June, the bank had informed the transfer of Rs 3.3 million from his account. Panicked , he immediately checked his mail box and noted with dismay the diversion of money.
As a reminder, Eshan Juman , former municipal councilor, as do the costs of a hacker there a month. His e- mails were hacked and Rs 1.6 million had disappeared. After investigation, Eshan Juman had to go to China to get his money and was arrested a Nigerian .
The communications manager of the bank revealed that it is impossible for the bank to detect if the emails were hacked . "If the customer uses Internet Banking , SMS Banking through transaction by fax or email , he must sign an indemnity account before making account transfers . We accept fax and mail as the customer HAS Given Their Contact us details . The bank can not detect if the mails Have Been hacked , " he says .
Phishing bait gains
Phishing is a fraudulent email that some bank customers receive on their personal email . The goal of hackers is to pluck these people through computer links , using pages similar to those of banks. Normally, diversions for customers MCB ranged between Rs 25,000 and Rs 50,000 . The procedure : the customer receives an email with the Internet Banking page is identical to that of the bank, who asked him to go to another link. If the customer provides all the details , he scammed.
In Challenge Daily Tuesday, August 13, 2013 , Dev Naeck , Manager Remote Banking Department , said that the Internet Banking is a very popular service. "This is a service widely used . To date, nearly 100,000 customers (individuals and businesses) use it regularly , making an average of 2,400 transactions daily. Customer prefers local channels available 24 H/24 and offering freedom and flexibility , "said he said.
The expert opinion
Noor Soormally expert in cybercrime in Whitefield Business School confirms that cases of bank fraud increase. He explained the procedure . " Hackers use e-mail server through which pass, the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). They come to send e- mails on behalf of these people via SMTP . Banks, which are not necessarily knowledgeable and thinking that these emails from their customers , conduct transactions , " he says . "These scams involve businessmen who travel frequently and do banking transactions via email. "
Tips to avoid piracy
1) Do not connect to computers in foreign cyber cafes or in WiFi spots .
2) Do not open the above e -mail and attachments ( attachments ) from unknown senders .
3) As hackers make use of e- mails to send computer viruses and have access to all databases, we need to invest in a good antivirus and prevent install programs through copies. Always take the original Windows Antivirus and to avoid being infected .
4) Change your password every fortnight and opt for long passwords with more characters.
5) Choose a secure method and a digital signature to e-mails . 

 

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