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Its a big problem, in fact its an actual industry, so hacker is a bit of a misnomer, its organized crime. If you go here you can see some new research from McAfee on market value for online banking

All the big name banks are represented, and you can buy a username and password for about 8% of the account value. So a username and password for an account with $10,000 would sell for about $800. Here is the kicker - they offer a money back guarantee! So if it doesn't work you get a refund and can try again. Its a big industry with a lot of upside and no barriers to entry.

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