They defraud Barcelona City Council of 350,000 euros through ‘phishing’


A total of 350,000 euros was paid for the transfer of a computer hacker to the Institut Municipal de Informatica, which was to be done by the supplied company.

Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau.
Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau.Andreu DalmauEFE
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City Informatics Institute (IMI) Barcelona’s Town Hall was a victim of phishing scam and pay 350,000 euros to the false supplier Which suppressed the identity of the real online.

With progress made by ‘La Vanguardia’ and confirmed to the council this Friday, IMI has transferred the hacker payment totaling 349,497.88 euros (VAT included) to the supplier company, Open Computer Systems (SIA). was to be done.

company I did not get the payment which should have been done by the end of 2021According to the file of acknowledgment of credit in favor of IMI that is being approved by the municipal government at the plenary session of the Barcelona City Council today.

The matter came to light in early February, when the SIA reported that they had not received any payment from IMI since late November.

The city council reported the incidents to Mosos and contacted the financial entity, where payment was made to the scammer, who supplied the identity if the transfers made could be recovered, but this was no longer possible as they was withdrawn from the bank. The accounts show the reports of the Municipal Corporation.

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