Cybercriminal scams €1 million from Sevilla City Council

 Cybercriminal scams €1 million from Sevilla City Council

Cybercriminal scams €1 million from Sevilla City Council.
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A CYBERCRIMINAL has defrauded €1 million from Sevilla City Council in an online scam

A cybercriminal has reportedly managed to steal almost €1 million from Sevilla City Council while posing as a legitimate client of the entity.

It would seem that this online criminal used the identity of a company that had won the contract to supply last year’s Christmas lights for the city. He then emailed the City Council requesting they changed the account number where the municipal treasury should make the payment for the service being provided by the ‘company’.

With this simple scam, the criminal was around €1 million better off, while Sevilla’s treasury was severely out of pocket.

ABC interviewed a hacker who, for obvious reasons, keeps his identity hidden, but he acts as an advisor to public entities and companies. These clients…

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