Hackers Scammed Philabundance Out of Nearly $1 million
A very unfortunate cyberattack happened on what could be the worst time of the year. The non-profit Philabundance which helps to fight hunger was recently a victim of a cyberattack that depleted one of their accounts of nearly $1 million.
The hackers used an email phishing scam to infiltrate the organization and when it was all said and done they made off with $923,533.
Obviously due to the recent pandemic as well as it being the holiday season, Philabundance has been very busy helping residents in need. “This theft is an outrageous crime and at the worst possible time for Philabundance. In this pandemic, the hunger crisis in the Philadelphia region has grown to unprecedented dimensions. Many of the people coming to us for help are people who’ve never before relied upon a charitable food system. And we are serving far more people than we have in years past,” CEO Loree D. Jones said in a recent statement.
On a positive note, Philabundance’s online donation and system as well as their database was not breached. As of right now the FBI has gotten involved in this cyber crime which also includes wire fraud.