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With all the recent changes in the banking and credit card industries, you’re bound to get more than a few e-mails or letters from your bank or credit card company.
But, wait. Was that last e-mail really from your bank?
It might have been, but there’s a pretty good chance it might not have been. Phishing is a pretty common practice for those trying to steal your identity. All they need is you username and password, and off they go, taking all your private financial information with them. Phishing is serious and you’ve probably been targeted whether you realize it or not.
At the end of August, bank hacker Ehud Tenenbaum was photographed leaving court, having pleaded guilty to a single count of bank-card fraud. Tenenbaum, who is Iraeli by birth, had been arrested in Canada last year for allegedly stealing roughly $1.5 million in a bank hacking scheme. But before Canadian authorities could prosecute him, he was extradited back to the United States. Now he pleads guilty to having played a major role in a sophisticated computer-hacking scheme that officials believe scored $10 million from US banks.