San Donò, a thirty year old victim of “phishing”, stealing data from the home banking app: the young man filed a lawsuit for computer fraud and turned to two lawyers
It is one of the first victims in the territory of the new phenomenon of phishing, an online scam through which expert hackers, try to deceive the victim by convincing them to provide personal information, financial data or access codes, or they are able to skillfully subtract them thanks to the ability in take advantage of information technology.
This is what happened to S.F., thirty year old from San Donà, who works in a public business, who holds a current account in a well-known bank. In checking the current account balance, he discovered a charge of 14,871 euros that he had never made or authorized. By accessing the detail of the provision, he ascertained that the amount was attributable to a transfer made shortly after midnight.
For bank transfers from the current account via home banking, confirmation is required by entering a code which the customer must receive from time to time via SMS on the user registered by them. SMS never received, as he attested in the lawsuit.
The following afternoon, the thirty year old received an SMS from his telephone company, informing him of the replacement of the sim. A replacement never required. From that moment on, the user was no longer able to use the telephone, neither for the telephone function, nor for the internet. So he filed a complaint with the carabinieri for computer fraud.
“The liability profiles attributable to the bank are evident”, explained the lawyers Angelo Lorenzon and Chiara Gasparotti in the law firm in via Battisti, “responsible for not having set up adequate information security systems, security imposed and required by the Privacy Code. If the appropriate checks had been observed, with verification of the origin of the IP number, an alarm would certainly have had to arrive at the banking institution and, consequently, it would have been necessary to check the validity of the provision, guaranteeing the inaccessibility of the payment device to unauthorized parties “. –
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