Maryland volunteer fire department has ambulance funds stolen online | #cybercrime | #infosec

Around $220,000 was stolen from a Maryland volunteer fire department in a cyber-attack last month, according to a report put out by the Rockville station.

The money was being held for the purchase of two new ambulances the department desperately needs, the release states. It was taken by criminals impersonating a vendor working with the station to secure the new vehicles.

A bad actor intercepted the wire transfer email thread to slightly change the bank routing number to send the transfer to London.

“If you looked at it and followed the string, you’d have to look very, very closely to see that one letter was changed in the email string,” Eric Bernard, the president of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department said in an interview with WJLA.

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