Unknown perpetrators deceived a company in Rum near Innsbruck with a forged e-mail address from a long-standing business partner and had the bank details changed in the accounting department. Damage of almost 100,000 euros was caused in just under three months.
On September 5, an e-mail from a supposedly long-standing business partner arrived at the company. It was not noticed that the e-mail address of the sender was fake. “The previously unknown perpetrators instructed the company’s employees to change the bank details stored in the accounting department,” the police said was noticed. The act caused the company damage in the high five-digit euro range.