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Hackers attempt to steal $4M from Schenectady Co.

Dec 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Paul Nelson is reporting for the Times Union hackers were recently thwarted in an effort to steal $4 million from Schenectady County. The alleged thieves broke into the county's computer system and remained there before making a recent attempt to transfer the cash electronically, according to unidentified individuals, who said they were not authorized to publicly discuss the situation. The matter is under investigation by cyber security experts and state and federal authorities. It was unclear if the hackers tried to grab the money all at once or in smaller amounts during multiple transactions. Last week, the county announced that its computer systems at the main county building, the court office and sheriff's office had all been compromised, and this week, Chris Gardner, the county attorney, stressed that though the computer system had been compromised, the county did not take a hit financially. Read the full story in the Times Union.