Police recovered over $300,000 stolen by phishers from Spotslyvania County Public Schools in Spotslyvania County, Virginia.
On 15 August, Virginia State Police announced that it had reclaimed over half the amount of money stolen in a phishing attack against the Spotslyvania County Public Schools. The law enforcement agency subsequently handed over checks totaling $347,010.39 to the Spotslyvania County Government Treasurer’s Office. It went on to state that it would deliver additional checks to the Treasurer’s Office over the following weeks.
Earlier in the month, officials at Spotslyvania County Public Schools gave more than $600,000 to an email account controlled by attackers. For the purpose of this scam, bad actors masqueraded as the contractor who had just finished putting in a $1.2 million synthetic turf football field at Courtland High School. The school district generated this money through a County bond approved by voters.