Hacker steals $3M from Duanesburg schools
Paul Nelson reports:
A computer hacker stole $3 million from the Duanesburg Central School District last month and transferred the money to overseas banks, school officials said today.
The thefts occurred between Dec. 18 and Dec. 21. The district’s bank, NBT Bank, noticed the questionable money transfers on Dec. 22 and alerted the district, Superintendent Christine Crowley said.
The FBI is investigating the theft.
So far, the district has been able to recover $2.5 million of the money. Crowley said the school is confident it will recover the rest of the money.
Crowley said no one with the district or its bank are considered suspects.
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