WENATCHEE, Wash. - Chelan County is suing its former bank, Bank of America, over $600,000 in losses from an international cybertheft last year.
The Wenatchee World reports the theft occurred after hackers stole password information from Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth. The Chelan County Treasurer's Office handles accounts for the nonprofit hospital.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane, says Bank of America processed at least $603,000 of the stolen money even after the treasurer's office informed the bank that the transactions weren't authorized.
The hackers were believed to be based in Russia or Central Asia. The county did recover about $420,000 in related fraudulent transactions.