City of Arlington Cybercrime Investigation
By Office of Communication
Posted on April 01, 2012, April 01, 2012

Law enforcement continues to investigate a cybercrime against the City of Arlington which occurred in late February. While no tax dollars were lost, an attempt was made to steal approximately $1.8 million dollars through fraudulent computer transactions.

City's treasury staff, using internal controls quickly detected the unauthorized transactions. Work began immediately to retrieve the funds and the entire amount was credited to the City's account.

The City has taken steps to analyze its systems and control measures and is working closely with security consultants, banking regulators and law enforcement through this ongoing investigation.

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