Tiffin, Ohio – A local business was the target of an ingenious hack that resulted in recent sales from the store being transferred to the hacker’s bank account.
Susan Wilkinson, the owner of Simply Susan’s in Downtown Tiffin, shared the news in a Facebook post on Saturday morning.
“The past 15 hours have been one … I don’t even have the words to describe it,” wrote Wilkinson. “I found out last night that our POS system (point of sale or register) had been hacked. Somebody in Miami, Florida hacked into our system and changed our bank account details so all deposits go to them … not to us. “
“The first 15 days of the holiday season went to a hacker. Not for my small business that so many have helped me build. To a bastard that stole what will keep this business going for the next calendar year, ”added Wilkinson.
Wilkinson said she was working with the point of sale company, police and her insurance company. “I have no idea when or if I’ll ever see this money,” she said.
“I try my best to ‘stick together’. I know I should be, and I know that I am grateful for my health and the health of my family. There are worse things that can happen, ”said Wilkinson. “But this is a definite sucker for me, my family, and my co-workers.”