Thursday, August 20, 2009

Unspam group goes after banks for info on their systems in suit against hackers


Saul Hansell is reporting today (Aug. 20) in The New York Times Business Day that Unspam Technologies is taking legal action to get information about security systems and practices at banks that have accidentally leaked personal information to computer hackers. The suit appears to have been filed formally against the hacker gangs overseas. But the disclosure technique is similar to that used in “anti-anonymity” cases with bloggers and libel, or particularly to identify computer users who download songs illegally through P2P.

The story is “A lawsuit tries to get at hackers through the banks they attack” and the link is here.

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