Talk Show Host Gets Bank Account Hacked
Hackers turn the tables on the talk show host “Top Gear” who made an outrageous claim that no one could do anything evil if their banking information was stolen.
The humor part comes in that when he checked his bank account, someone had done a 500 pound (1000 dollar) donation to diabetes UK.
There is a certain amount of amusement here, and with the proposed penalties about hacking tools in the UK, they desperately need smarter people, with the right tools, doing the right thing, if they are going to save their information security folks in that country at all.
The Top Gear host revealed his account numbers after rubbishing the furore over the loss of 25 million people’s personal details on two computer discs. He wanted to prove the story was a fuss about nothing. But Clarkson admitted he was "wrong" after he discovered a reader had used the details to create a £500 direct debit to the charity Diabetes UK. Source: BBC
There are serious issues when someone’s personal information has been stolen or lost. Unfortunately it took a solid demonstration of that to influence a celebrity on one of the hottest television shows in the UK.
Having data lost or stolen is serious business, he is lucky it only cost him 500 pounds to a local charity and not a complete gutting of his banking account.