U.S. DoD tricked into paying $23.5 million to phishing actor

Bill Toulas reports:

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced the conviction of Sercan Oyuntur, 40, resident of California, for multiple counts relating to a phishing operation that caused $23.5 million in damages to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

The fraudster managed to divert to his personal bank account DoD funds destined for a jet fuel supplier.

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