Keyloggers steal $35,000 from users of federal employee savings program
The users of a retirement savings and investment plan for federal employees were targeted by keyloggers last month, with cybercriminals making off with about $35,000 from user accounts.
The computers of several participants of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) were infected with keylogging software late last year, according to a statement from the plan’s administrators. The crimeware recorded the keystrokes of legitimate TSP users, stealing personal identification numbers and other account information.
Two dozen TSP members were victimized, losing a total of about $35,000, according to a TSP statement.
TSP officials notified the U.S. Secret Service of the hackings.
The TSP made clear in a statement that the crimeware was installed on member computers, and the TSP network has not been breached.