INCIDENT: Town of Erie, CO Loses over $1M in Business Email Compromise Scam.

A hacked email account scammed the Town of Erie to wire $1 million to a falsified contractor’s account. The FBI is still investigating the case. These comments were offered on the matter: on November 13, 2019, the Erie Police Department opened an investigation into a cyber intrusion which had affected the Town of Erie. The Erie Police Department contacted the FBI Denver Division and requested assistance with the investigation. There is a Canadian Internet Service Provider (ISP) the unknown suspect used. The Internet Provider (IP) Address of the unknown suspect who completed the electronic ACH Enrollment form is in Canada. This Internet Provider (IP) in Canada will not cooperate with this investigation. The FBI continues to look into this aspect of the case.

Incident Date

November 13, 2019

Location

United States

Estimated Cost

$1,000,000 lost in cyberscam

Type of Malware:

No Malware identified

Threat Source:

No threat source identified

References:

  • Colorado Town Wires Over $1 Million to BEC Scammers
  • Event Timeline

Industries:

Impacts

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