Company Reaches Settlement on Online Account Hack (BankInfoSecurity)

Village View Escrow settled with its bank after cyberthieves stole $400,000 from its account in 2010.

Village View Escrow, a Riverside, Calif. escrow company, settled a long-running dispute with its bank, Professional Business Bank, over a 2010 incident in which hackers drained $400,000 from the company’s bank account. The amount of the settlement was not disclosed, but it reportedly covers all of the money Village View lost in the theft, plus interest.


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For a story about earlier verdicts in such cases, see Diverging Decisions on Banks’ Responsibility for Cybercrimes. For more about online thefts from corporate bank accounts, see Beware Online Banking Thieves.




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