Teenager ran internet banking scam
January 2, 2007 2:29am CST
A 16-year-old who police sent on a computer training course to improve his behaviour has admitted using a computer in an attempt to defraud banks of nearly $45,000. The Upper Hutt teenager faces 26 fraud charges after hacking into people's internet banking accounts in August and September. Police say he posted a computer virus on an internet message board and used it to capture details from people's personal computers. Westpac, ANZ and ASB were all hit. The biggest transaction involved $6323, but the banks agreed to reimburse the losses.
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