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September 1, 1997updated 03 Sep 2016 8:56pm

AOL SUBSCRIBERS FALL PREY TO CYBER THIEF

By CBR Staff Writer

America Online Inc subscribers were the unsuspecting targets of a cyber thief when they filled in personal details and credit card numbers, for what they thought was a update to the companies records. The subscribers were sent an electronic message titled important AOL information, writes the Herald Tribune, and were asked to turn to a web page to fill details about themselves. The potential fraud brings back into play the question of internet security and its growing associated problems.

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