Hacker attack siphons off $150,000 in teacher salaries from payroll systems


Hackers was doing what they do best and hacked into a direct deposit system to steal $150,000 that was intended for teachers in Wisconsin around the Thanksgiving holiday.

According to the report in the Chippewa Herald, the Stanley-Boyd school district administrators were alerted by their bank about the attack on Nov. 21, 2012.
AnchorBank noticed the unusual activity, like what the hell going on. They told the district and now the district notified the FBI.

They say hackers pray on small towns because they know that they are low on high IT security experts. So they have easier manipulation to lines of credit and bank accounts.
I know those teachers still want their money. The district may have to double down.

Written by: India Thomas
From Article: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/11/30/teacher-salaries-hack/
Date: Dec 1, 2012

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