06/14/2012 11:37 am ET Updated Aug 14, 2012

Is Your Small Business Account Protected From Hackers?

In May 2010, Golden State Bridge, an engineering and construction company based in Martinez, Calif., was robbed of more than $125,000 when cybercriminals hacked into its bank account.

The hackers made two automated clearinghouse batch transactions with the office manager's user name and password, routing stolen money to eight other banks across the country.

Ann Talbot, Golden State's chief financial officer, learned later that the office manager had violated policy by visiting a social networking site, which the company said it believed was how her computer was infected with malicious software, or "malware," that antivirus software did not detect.

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