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Submission + - Direct Electronic Theft Thwarted by Plug

RichMan writes: Not really enough information in the article to figure out what was going on but it is way more sophisticated than Nigerian letters or other bank scams. It looks like physical security of computers is going to be a big problem.

The would be bank robbers had placed "advanced technical equipment" under the employee's desk that allowed them to take control of his computer remotely, prosecutor Thomas Balter Nordenman said in a statement.
Now think about a cleaner just pushing a USB device into the back of machine. It autoloads the device driver and away it goes.
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Direct Electronic Theft Thwarted by Plug

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