According to sources, City of Fort Lauderdale (a Government organization in Florida) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-09-21.

City of Fort Lauderdale falls victim to $1.2 million fraud scheme

“The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating a financial fraud incident involving the City of Fort Lauderdale and more than $1 million.“

“Authorities revealed on Thursday that the city mistakenly paid $1.2 million, believing it was a legitimate invoice from Moss Construction, the construction company hired to build a new police department. “

““It wasn’t just an email, like you know, ‘Hey, this is Moss Construction. Send me $1.2 million.’ It was followed up with full documentation, multiple paperwork,” said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis. “

“The discovery of the fraud emerged after the payment had been processed and the city is working to retrieve the money.“

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