Hackers hit Richmond

Thursday, 11 September 2003, 4:23 PM EST

International hackers have crashed the computer system of a Richmond real estate agent, costing it thousands of dollars.

The sophisticated attempts to syphon bank account details were discovered when staff at Ray White Richmond could not log on to the Internet.

Principal James Hall said suspicions were first raised when the company's May Internet service bill arrived.

"We average about $115 a month - this bill was for $900," Mr Hall said. "But we thought that was OK because we'd done a lot of downloads that month.

"Then the next bill arrived and it was $2500. That wasn't right, so we checked the current month and it was already up to $1700."

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