of Ireland has backtracked on an earlier decision and has agreed to refund
victims of a phishing scam in which customers lost a total of €113,000
The bank had previously claimed that "customers' personal log-on information
is their responsibility and customers should never disclose this information to
Several customers lost between €5,000 and €16,000 after typing their log-in
details into fake websites, and one user is thought to have had €49,000 removed
from their account.
Financial institutions in Ireland have set up the High-Tech Crime Forum in
response to the growing problem of cyber-crime and to deal with future attacks.
The group is still being set up but it is expected to meet every two months.
Police involvement in the body means that it may have access to fraud
information from across Europe provided by