Friday, 3 July 2009

PC Invader Costs Ky. County $415,000

Source: Security Fix

Cybercriminals from the Ukraine were able to compromise a PC belonging to the treasurer of Bullitt County, Kentucky, USA, and initiate bank transfers in excess of four hundred thousand dollars. Money mules were used to receive the payments and forward them. The mules in question were initially recruited into performing grammar correction and checking work, and only offered the "money mule" aspect of the job after performing that work reliably. The attack also involved some creativity on the part of the attackers to circumvent fraud detection schemes installed by the bank: see the source article for details.

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