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Hacker hijacks $8,000 from Fayette business

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Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:36 a.m.

Someone stole more than $8,000 from a Fayette County trucking business through a virus contained in an email, state police in Uniontown said.

The hacker placed a virus onto a computer at Pleasant Trucking Inc., 2250 Industrial Drive, Bullskin, through a spam email, police said. Through the virus, the thief was able to access passwords to an account the company uses to issue checks.

Using that information, the thief or thieves were able to cash five checks in various states totaling more than $8,000, police said.

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