Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico say an online scam that targeted government agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances. An official says authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million. The government has not said how much money was seized by the hacker. Police say the scam began when someone hacked into the computer of a finance worker at the island’s Employee Retirement System in December. The hacker then allegedly posed as the female employee and sent emails to various government agencies alleging a change in bank accounts.