Town Of Lyons

Town’s Computer System Breached

Around March 25, officials from the Bank of the West alerted Town of Lyons Finance Director Tony Cavalier and Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen of some suspicious money transfers from the Town’s accounts to off-shore (possibly Eastern European) entities. Over the course of a few hours, a total of seventeen money transfers were initiated in amounts ranging from five hundred dollars to a little under one hundred thousand dollars, for a total of just a little under

a half a million dollars. Fortunately, the quick action by the Bank of the West and Town enabled the bank to void the money transfers for all of the transactions except for three or four, which totaled approximately fifty thousand dollars, including transfer fees (Simonsen and Cavalier are in consultation with the Town’s insurance company to see how much, if any, of that total will be covered by insurance).

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