Hackers Steal North Carolina Insurance Agency Funds

November 30, 2012

A business in Hickory reports thousands of dollars were taken after a hacker got into a computer system.

The Hickory Daily Record reported that First Security Insurance said that a substantial amount of money had been electronically wired from one of its business accounts without permission.

Police Investigator Dustin Nowatka said sometime between Nov. 20 and Nov. 28 the money was wired to a Chinese bank office in New York City.

Police think the hackers apparently gained access to the company’s account and routing numbers and were able to transfer the money out of the account.

No arrests have been made.

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  • December 3, 2012 at 9:23 am
    ExciteBiker says:
    "hackers apparently gained access to...account and routing numbers and were able to transfer the money out of the account" James, it's not just internet banking. Account numbe... read more
  • December 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    james says:
    Still love internet banking?
  • November 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    draetish says:
    The titile is "Hackers steal North Carolina Insurance Agency Funds" nowhere does it mention South Carolina.
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