WA: Adna School District Defrauded $346,000 in Phishing Scam

The Chronicle reports: The Adna School District was defrauded of $346,000 through what school officials have called a “sophisticated phishing scam,” according to Adna Superintendent Thad Nelson. The district announced the fraud in a detailed email to The Chronicle on Thursday, noting that after the activity was confirmed, the district notified the FBI, the Washington state Auditor’s Office and the Lewis County Treasurer’s Office as well as the district’s insurance carrier and financial institution. Read more at The Chronicle. It’s nice to see so much transparency about how the district was tricked, and also see people stepping up and taking responsibility. They had really put some checks in place to prevent fraud, but they missed one thing to check. Shame on the bad actors who defrauded a rural district.

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