According to sources, Macomb County Public Works (a Government organization in Michigan) was hit with a cyber attack. It was first reported on 2023-08-26.

Cyber-hacker scams $700K from Macomb County Public Works

“The apparent cyber-hacking of an email of a contractor for Macomb County Public Works resulted in the county being scammed out of a $700,000 payment to a contractor for a project, although some money has been recovered. “

“The incident, which took place in August 2022, was publicly revealed earlier this month during the county’s audit presentation by UHY Advisors in front of the county Board of Commissioners. UHY cited the incident as a “material weakness” in the county’s finances. “

“Baker said the loss resulted from the hacker entering Weiss’ email system, which, according to a cyber expert, Professor Doug Witten of Wayne State University, allowed the hacker to easily gain the victim’s identification and other computer information. “

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