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Man steals HR data from bank official's email box

A young man who hacked into a human resources manager's email box, stole data of hundreds of bank employees, and siphoned 55,000 yuan (US$8,671) from cracked bank accounts has been charged by Jing'an District prosecutors.
Li Jin, 25, turned himself in last September and returned all his ill-gotten money, the prosecutors said.
Li said the HR manager of a local bank, surnamed Yu, used a six-digit password for his account on the bank's online store. He broke the password without much effort because the password contained Yu's account name that was open to the public, prosecutors said.
Li also used the same password to enter Yu's personal email box and discovered an Excel file containing the information of the bank employees, including bank card numbers for salary payment and ID numbers.
Although the bank banned employees from sending confidential information via personal emails, Yu made an exception when the bank's email server failed and he needed to send the file urgently.
Using decoder software, Li broke the password of seven bank cards and transferred 55,634 yuan into his own account between April and May last year.


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