Friday, March 13, 2009
"Bank officials are beginning to recover some of the $200,000 that computer hackers are suspected of transferring out of the Carl Junction school district's account.
"The Joplin Globe is reporting that the amount recovered totals at least $80,000.
"Superintendent Phil Cook says a computer virus that struck on Feb. 26. allowed someone to access the district's bank account.
"He says about $200,000 was transferred earlier this month from the district's account to a number of banks nationwide in increments of about $8,000.
"The bank noticed the problem March 6 and contacted the southwest Missouri school district.
"Cook says the FBI is investigating."
Posted by Hinky at 12:56 PM