Another Small Company Takes a Financial Hit on the Cyber Chin

Matthew Gardiner writes:

Similar to the case of Hillary Machinery that I previously blogged about, another small company, DKG Enterprises, has recently taken a nearly $100K hit from cyber thieves.  Very simply the thieves stole the corporate controller’s banking credentials, fraudulently transferred money to multiple mules, and voila, goodbye $100K.  The headline of the KrebsonSecurity article that describes the case appears to blame Windows and its vulnerabilities for the breach since the company typically used Macs.  While using a Mac versus a Windows PC to do sensitive transactions like transferring money for DKG and similar organizations may be reasonable advice for the short-term, we really need to address the bigger security problem and to do that, we need to first agree that the user (and his Web access machine) is not to blame.

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