A couple of weeks ago, a story was posted at an ABC News blog about Russian criminal gangs that are picking up keystrokes from computers "at hotel business centers and other Internet connection points," learning passwords and other personal information needed to get into online accounts, and then selling the information to others who can drain the accounts and keep the income.
A version of the story was broadcast last night (video link) -- and here's a fact that wasn't in the original version:
So far, the major U.S. brokerage firms have reimbursed their customers, but the fund handling the 401(k)s for federal employees and the military says it won't do that, because it doesn't have to legally.
Not even for the troops? Who, er, have to travel?
All heart, your government.
(Or maybe I'm being harsh. After all, unlike the major U.S. brokerage firms, the federal government is flat broke -- primarily because of tax policies that have enriched the brokerage firms and the people who run them.)