NY: Hacker stole $378,000 from town account, sent it to Ukraine

Michael Valkys reports:

A computer hacker broke into a Town of Poughkeepsie bank account and stole $378,000 by transferring the money to banks in Ukraine, Supervisor Patricia Myers said Wednesday.

Ending two weeks of silence about the incident, Myers read a statement before the Town Board’s meeting at Town Hall. She said four illegal transfers from the town’s TD Bank account were made last month over two business days — and that “efforts are still under way to catch those responsible.”

Officials said $95,000 of the stolen money, one of the unauthorized transfers, was recovered from a Ukraine bank. In all, she said “nine attempts were made via online access to steal monies” from the TD Bank account.

Read more in the Poughkeepsie Journal.

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