Town of Orange Park's bank account hacked


ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Almost a half-million dollars was briefly missing from Orange Park's Wells Fargo account after an employee opened an email attachment that downloaded a virus into the town's computer network.

Orange Park Town Manager Jim Hanson said the next time an employee accessed the town's bank account, the virus captured and shared the password, giving a hacker access to the account.

Hanson said that because the theft was discovered and Wells Fargo was within 30 minutes, the bank was able to restore the funds.

The FBI is investigating the hacking. 

Since the incident, the town has debugged its computer system and improved its software and security protocols.