Pecan Co. On The Hook For $1.5M, Hacked Nut Supplier Says

By Steven Trader (May 4, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A Mexico-based nut distributor says a Texas-based pecan wholesaler owes it more than $1.5 million in damages for allegedly continuing to accept product shipments and wire payments to a third-party hacker who broke into the distributor's account and changed the wiring instructions, according to a Wednesday complaint in Texas federal court.

J.F. Nut Company, which operates out of Cuatro Milpas, Mexico, alleges it had a contract in place to ship varieties of pecan nuts to Texas-based San San Saba Pecan Exports Corp. starting in December 2015, which ran smoothly for a year until around February 2016, when a hacker allegedly hacked...

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