At least 3 Quad-Cities municipalities have fallen victim to cyber attacks

Sarah Watson reports:

… In the Quad-Cities, at least three local governments paid out more than $100,000 to scammers. In all three cases, the criminals emailed local government officials pretending to be legitimate vendors the cities worked with.

Rock Island County paid $115,000. LeClaire wired more than $222,000 in a similar case. Moline paid roughly $420,000.

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