Fake bank Web sites trick consumers into giving up personal data

A hacker doesn’t have to break into a bank’s computer to steal account numbers and access codes. It may be enough to set up a “spoof” Web site that closely mimics a real bank’s, according to a warning issued last week by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Some customers have provided financial information to sites that they thought were legitimate Web sites, according to OCC spokesman Dean DeBuck.

Read full article at Network World.

(Reprinted from Computerworld.)