A Bank Account of Oakdale City Undergoes Theft of $118,000
California, USA's Oakdale City Police stated that they as well as the government of the federation were probing one security breach, which resulted in the theft of $118,000 from a bank account in Oakdale City. Kcra.com reported this on September 21, 2011.
Telling more about the above mentioned assault, Gregory Wellman Interim City Manager stated that the breach became noticeable around 6th September 2011, however, it was disclosed only on September 21, 2011 in order that the investigation remained unhindered. Kccra.com published this on September 21, 2011.
Explaining the assault, Wellman stated that a PC worm infected a system in the city that let somebody gain admission into private data as also make a money transfer from an Oakdale bank's commercial account.
According to the City Manager, the money transfer was done to another state through many segmented wire transfers, a few of which were got annulled.
He stated that Oakdale managed to restore approximately $60,000.
Moreover, Marty West, Chief of Oakdale Police stated that security researchers found that only one PC was infected with the worm that they took offline.
Brian Shimmel, Detective of Oakdale Police stated that the crime sections of agencies were investigating the case while they directed the city against disclosing the agencies' names. According to him, federal officers indicated to Oakdale that no sign was evident of the city's employees playing a role in the breach and subsequent theft. Modbee.com published this on September 21, 2011.
Additionally Shimmel said that Oakdale would engage a consultant to conduct an examination of the PCs in the city in detail.
Describing the PC hack, Chris Courtney President of Oak Valley said that it was similar to many at several institutions, calling for keeping information safe on users' PCs, inspecting the systems for viruses as well as maintaining a high tech security mechanism. Modbee.com published this on September 21, 2011.
Conclusively, an obnoxious PC-worm attacking an American county during recent periods isn't new. For, during April 2011, the notorious "Qakbot" PC worm caused the crash down of computers of Arizona, USA's Yavapai County, resulting in massive number of shutdowns, it was reported.
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