Cyber burglars reroute Michigan prof’s paycheck to Utah
User accounts compromised
Western Michigan University has announced it will reimburse an employee whose credit union account was breached last year.
Ray Cool, an assistant professor, said a hacker had stolen his Dec. 17 paycheck by getting into his GoWMU account and changing his routing number to a bank in Utah.
At first, WMU told Cool he would not be paid for the amount that was taken. He subsequently filed a grievance with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
Cool said he got news of the repayment on Feb. 3 and was relieved.
WMU's Department of Public Safety is investigating the apparent rerouting of a second employee’s wages, Interim Chief Blaine Kalafut said.
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February 3, 2014
MLive Media Group
Link to report
location of breach
Michigan, United States
location of perpetrators
New Mexico, United States
date breach occurred
December 17, 2013
date breach detected
December 18, 2013