Online thieves raid Hong Kong accounts

Hong Kong banks have been ordered to step up online security Relevant Products/Services measures after it emerged that thieves had stolen more than 289,000 Hong Kong dollars (37,000 US dollars) in a series of Internet bank raids, officials confirmed Tuesday.

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said the money was stolen in three separate incidents in which people’s accounts were accessed by thieves who first infected their computers with viruses that stole bank account login details.

Eight banks have been targeted since April, according to a report in the South China Morning Post.

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