Hacker Steals $7.5 Million from Maryland Non-Profit by Compromising Employee’s Personal Computer

How using personal devices from home could put your organization at risk of attack by cybercriminals.

A hacker stole $7.5 million from the endowment funds of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, a non-profit from Maryland in the US. Such security incidents perfectly illustrate the dangers of working from home, as the hacker compromised the personal computer of an employee working remotely. Preliminary information shows the hacker had access to the system long before stealing the money, as early as the first months of summer. Not using personal devices for work should be the bare minimum for a company or non-profit with people working remotely.