Why the city of Fresno in US kept silent about losing US$600,000 to a phishing scam


The city receives thousands of emails a day, including a smattering of spam, phishing scams and other potential attacks, according to Arias. To address this, he said, the city in 2020 invested an additional US$10mil (RM42mil) in its information technology infrastructure. — Scam vector created by katemangostar - www.freepik.com

Fresno city employees wired a large sum of money, then another, thinking the funds were going to a contractor building a police station.

Those payments never reached the contractor.

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