Surge in Hackings Of Bank Systems

Wolfe, Daniel
August 2007
American Banker;8/6/2007, Vol. 172 Issue 150, p18
Trade Publication
The article looks at the rise in hacking attempts against bank systems. According to Allen Wilson, SecureWorks Inc.'s vice president of research, the number of hackers has increased as criminals realize the minimal risk they face in perpetrating the crimes. Wilson also stated that most of the hackers were based in Eastern Europe and Russia.


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