Hackers tap banks' web sites in unique phishing attack

Thursday, 30 March 2006, 12:46 AM EST

In an unusual form of phishing, hackers cracked the computers hosting the Web sites of three Florida banks, redirecting banking customers to a bogus homepage in order to steal account information and other personal data.

ElectroNet Intermedia Consulting, the Tallahassee, Fla., service provider that hosts the sites of Capital City Bank, Wakulla Bank and Premier Bank, told the Tallahassee Democrat newspaper that the scam was spotted within an hour after it started March 21, and the sites were shutdown for a short period.

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