According to sources, Flagler School District (a Education organization in Florida) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-10-03.

Flagler School District Loses ‘Significant Amount of Money’ in Apparent Phishing Scheme Involving Vendor

“The Flagler County school district was the target of electronic fraud involving what Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly described as a “pretty significant amount of money,” in a scheme having all the makings of phishing–a common method by fraudsters of impersonating familiar contacts either to induce a swindle or to make the recipient reveal sensitive financial information. “

“The Flagler County school district late today issued a cryptic press release that stated the district had uncovered “an electronic transfer of funds to a possible fraudulent vendor bank account,” triggering an internal investigation and contact with the FBI and the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office. The release was issued at 7:20 p.m. Superintendent LaShakia Moore informed school board members individually of the matter in early evening, by email and by individual phone calls. “

“FlaglerLive has learned, but has not confirmed, that the sum involved is around $700,000, and that the money was intended as payment to a contractor or a vendor involved in the ongoing expansion at Matanzas High School, a $22.6 million project on which it broke ground in late July. It did not reach its intended recipient, and the scheme may not have been uncovered promptly enough to enable recovery. “

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