Mayor: Hacker Stole Identities Of Some Surfside Victims

Miami’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Disturbing reports are emerging of a hacker taking advantage of those who were killed in the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in Surfside.

Officials said the criminal is seeing the victims’ names in the news and then stealing their identities. Surfside Mayor Charles Burkett told Local 10 News that he is astonished and hopes that an arrest is soon made.

“(They) violated the rights of an individual, but worse than that, a deceased individual and a family that is grieving,” he said. Families are urged to check on the credit of their loved ones to make sure they too were not targeted.

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