Internet is a new target for crime and terrorism

Interesting piece from a Russian publication,. It points out that Hacker activity directed to break in bank automated systems concerns law enforcement most last year.

In November 2003, Ukrainian hackers attacked computer payments system of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group was put out of action. The Royal Bank of Scotland took measures to renew the computer system of retail payments. By means of this system The Royal Bank served 27,000 clients by WorldPay and accepted payments on Visa, MasterCard, Diners and Eurocard in more than 27 countries all over the world. Annual losses from illegal activity applying new Internet technologies are over $ 80 billion. Manufacturers and bankers spent about $ 30 billion on fighting hackers and viruses last year.

The full story can be found here: Internet is a new target for crime and terrorism


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