Mac user hops to Windows and loses $100,000

A company boss will be sticking to his trusty Mac after a brief dalliance with Windows cost him $100,000.

David Green, who runs a party supplies outfit in Oklahoma, normally accesses his company bank accounts from an Apple laptop.

But when he found himself home sick one day, and was forced to use his family's Windows PC to authorise a transaction, he got more than he bargained for.

Apparently, the PC, which had been used by his wife and kids to browse the web and play online games, had been infected by a password-nabbing Trojan. On-line crooks were syphoning off cash in $5,000 and $10,000 chunks which were passed through 14 individuals all over the USA.

A couple of days later, and the hapless businessman's company accounts had been bilked to the tune of 100 large.

Because the transfers were from a company account, the bank in question has no reason to reimburse the money.