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Cybertheft heists $1 million from Leavenworth hospital

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WENATCHEE — Hackers stole more than $1 million from an electronic bank account held by Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth, leading to a multi-state criminal investigation that could yield federal charges. On Monday morning, Chelan County Treasurer David Griffiths’ office noticed three unauthorized transaction files that had been logged the previous Friday. The files moved an estimated $1.03 million out of the public hospital district’s ACH account to 96 different bank accounts, most of them in the Midwest and East Coast.

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