NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) – The city of Naples on the west coast is the latest Florida city to be targeted in a cyberattack.
City officials said they lost $700 thousand in a “spear-phishing” effort which targeted a specific person or department and that appeared to be from a trusted source.
Authorities say the money was paid to a fake bank account the attacker provided while posing as a representative from the Wright Construction Group, which was doing infrastructure work in downtown Naples.
City Manager Charles Chapman says the attack was an isolated incident and has not impacted the city’s data systems.
Chapman says a criminal investigation has been launched.
Other Florida cities including Key Biscayne, Riviera Beach, and Lake City have also been targeted in cyberattacks.
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