moneyThe Washington Post is reporting that the American Realty company lost $195,000 when an employee clicked on a link in an email that purported to be from the IRS. The link then installed a Trojan Horse which stole passwords that enabled hackers to make payroll payments to a number of money mules.

So far, American Realty has recovered about $45,000 of the stolen cash, but there’s no indication of how much it has cost them to deal with the incident.

More data for you to use when justifying spending on security awareness training!

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