$600,000 in bunker payments

A shipping company with offices in Limassol says its computer systems have on two occasions been hacked and over half a million dollars stolen.

According to reports in Phileleftheros, the $644,000 (569,405) was supposed to go to a fuel supplier in Africa but instead ended up in an account in Poland.

Interpol has been asked to assist in the inquiries while the company in Africa is still awaiting its payment.

Investigations so far point to the hacker tricking employees at the Limassol company into thinking he represented the fuel supplier and, on two occasions, convincing them to deposit the money into a different account than the one originally agreed on.

The authorities have requested the money in question be frozen as inquiries continue but it remains unclear whether the money sent to the Poland account has already been transferred elsewhere.

Source: in-cyprus.com