Hacker Steals $7.5 Million from Maryland Non-Profit by Compromising Employee’s Personal Computer

From hotforsecurity.bitdefender.com

A hacker stole $7.5 million from the endowment funds of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, a non-profit from Maryland in the US.

Such security incidents perfectly illustrate the dangers of working from home, as the hacker compromised the personal computer of an employee working remotely. CEO Gil Preuss made the announcement in a virtual call with employees, according to a report from The Washington Post.

While the FBI is now investigating, the agency refused to comment. The little information shared by the non-profit indicates that other funds belonging to the organization remained untouched.

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