Threat Management

Canadian woman stole $38K in BEC scam

A Canadian woman was arrested and charged in a business email compromise (BEC) scam that redirected $52,000 (Canadian), or $38,600 (U.S.), to her own bank account.

Authorities said 30-year-old Tamika White of Calgary, Alberta, hacked into the company's owner email account and redirected a payment for an expensive piece of equipment to a new bank account, according to Bleeping Computer.

After a six-month investigation, police traced the account to White and on May 19, searched her home and later that day arrested her. She has since been charged with 12 counts ranging from identity fraud to money laundering, and from theft to trafficking stolen data.

White will face trial in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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