Hackers offer judge's bank details

Monday, 10 December 2007, 4:07 AM EST

Without paying a single penny, The Times successfully downloaded banking information belonging to 32 people, including a High Court deputy judge and a managing director. The private account numbers, PINs and security codes were offered as tasters by illegal hacking sites in the hope that purchases would follow.

Information commissioner Richard Thomas was to begin an investigation into the security breach yesterday and Scotland Yard is also investigating the matter.

At Australian IT.

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