CHANGWON, South Korea, June 18 (Yonhap) — Korea Aerospace Industries Co. (KAI), South Korea’s sole plane producer, has misplaced over 1.6 billion gained (US$1.4 million) in enterprise electronic mail fraud, police stated Friday.
In response to the native police, considered one of KAI’s workers despatched the cash to the corporate’s British enterprise companion in early Could. He allegedly used a checking account that an electronic mail he obtained claimed to be the British agency’s up to date one.
However the account later turned out to be a false one utilized by an unidentified rip-off group.
The worker failed to acknowledge that the e-mail was a rip-off as a result of the handle it was despatched from was similar to the agency’s precise electronic mail handle, the police stated.
“It’s unlikely that KAI’s electronic mail has been hacked as it’s a protection contractor. We presume the British agency could have been breached,” a police official stated.
“Whether or not the perpetrator is from right here or overseas has but to be confirmed,” the official added.