Hackers steal $35,000 from customers of federal savings plan

Friday, 19 January 2007, 10:37 PM EST

Hackers stole $35,000 from two dozen users of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees.

In late December, the computers of several TSP participants were infected with keylogging software that allowed criminals to record all keystrokes made by participants without their knowledge. The hackers also retrieved the customers' TSP personal identification number and other account information, according to a statement on the TSP Web site. However, the TSP's system was not breached, the company said.

At Computerworld.

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