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Who pays when hackers steal your money?

Who pays when hackers steal your money?
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It's a nightmare scenario. This woman logged in to her Google Play account to find that someone else had made thousands of dollars worth of downloads using her bank account. Now, she's suing Google to get her money back. But, is it really Google's fault?

Susan Harvey realized her account had been compromised when she logged in to download an app. To her horror, she saw 109 transactions she didn't know about. With a little more digging, she found a total of 650 transactions she didn't authorize.

She followed that trail to her bank account with Bank of America. It showed that hundreds of Google Play transactions totaling thousands of dollars had been charged to her bank account between April 2013 to May 2014. Harvey is placing the blame squarely on Google, claiming a security flaw must have allowed someone else to access her account.

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