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High-Tech Hijacker Steals Money From Trucking Company


Hacker Steals Money From Trucking CompanyPennsylvania State Police say a high-tech hijacker used an e-mail virus to steal $8,000 from Pleasant Trucking, Inc.

Police said that the suspect sent a spam e-mail containing the Trojan virus to the company.

“It’s called a Trojan virus, and it’s an email that basically you open up and once you open it up that allows them access to your computer and they’re able to obtain your personal information,” Trooper Stefani Plume, of the Pennsylvania State Police told Pittsburgh’s CBS Local.

The hacker then had access to the company’s accounts and passwords.  He used that access to issue himself five fraudulent checks. The checks were cashed in various states.

At this time, police have not made any arrests in the case.




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