Tech virus de­frauds For­rest out of thou­sands of dol­lars

Pilbara News - - News - Nick Evans, Nick But­terly and Liam Croy

Billionaire An­drew For­rest has been the vic­tim of a halfmil­lion-dol­lar high-tech theft af­ter his lap­top was tar­geted with a com­puter virus that si­phoned cash from fam­ily bank ac­counts.

The Pil­bara News un­der­stands about $615,000 was al­legedly stolen from For­rest fam­ily ac­counts af­ter an in­fected spread­sheet was in­stalled on a home com­puter.

For­rest Fam­ily In­vest­ments, owned by Mr For­rest and wife Ni­cola, launched le­gal ac­tion in the Supreme Court to re­cover the cash from the al­leged cul­prit, named in court as NSW man Igors Ur­vancevs.

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