The Honolulu Police Department is warning the public after a recent rash of thefts from bank accounts.
There have been about a dozen cases in just the past week, with losses in the six digits.
The thieves are stealing account information by using malicious software that infects a computer.
HPD says in many of the cases, the thieves are targeting home equity line of credit accounts.
“Suspects are using the victim or the customer’s stolen information, gaining access to the accounts, and attempting to wire money to various bank accounts, generally outside the state of Hawaii,” HPD Lt. John McCarthy said.
For extra protection, here are some tips:
- Install anti-virus software.
- Turn on automatic security updates for your computer.
- Keep your firewall on.
- Only open email attachments or links from trusted sources.
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