Florida Under Fire

It’s widely preached that one must do whatever it takes to get to their destination. Humans have always had an element of that where they just know what needs to be done to survive, and now matter how challenging it is, they somehow find a way. However, we seem to have taken a bit too much liberty out of this saying and that shows up very clearly in the increased amount of crime reports across the globe. A chunk of people have comprehended it in a way they deem fit, and their way is posing serious threat to others.

This ruthlessness was on full display during Covid 19 crisis when threat actors were using a global pandemic to their advantage by taking a shot at vaccine manufacturers, tricking people out of their relief checks, and disrupting critical supply chains to ask for substantial amounts of money in ransom. There was also infiltration of databases on an unprecedented level, leaving many financial players wounded and incapable of making a positive contribution towards country’s economy. Covid 19 was no doubt at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but the country was losing the battle against another hidden enemy, who might have landed another blow on US government.

Recently, a disturbing report surfaced that indicated the hackers are stealing data of the people who lost their lives in the partial collapse of Champlain Towers situated in Surfside, Florida. It’s claimed that hackers picked the names of the victims from several news reports and put-together an identity-theft effort by aiming at victim’s banking details. There is no concrete count of victims available at the moment, but the estimations are roughly touching the figure of 100, giving an impression that this might be a scam of huge scale.

Law enforcement agencies have refused to provide any sort of updates on the investigation so far, but Surfside Mayor, Charles Burkett, did provide the affirmation that agencies are working tirelessly to track down the perpetrators.

“It’s terrible. I can’t wait to put a face to these deeds right now, and I think all of South Florida is eager to see who would do something like this,” Burkett said.

Currently, security officials are encouraging the family members of the victims to report any abnormalities observed in the deceased’s credit history.

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