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Old 05-13-2013, 03:58 AM
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Default Global cyber, ATM heist nets thieves $45 million from 26 counties

What ever happened to good old fashioned bank heists?

But seriously this does show how fragile our banking systems are. Scary.

www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cyber-thieves-busted-45-million-heist-article-1.1339051
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:58 PM
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Yeh bank heists get 2 much attention though. They are romanian gangs that fly in here to do simmilar but on smaller scale skimms.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/inter...203-2apqd.html

Read up on this one. A girl i grew up with dated one of the perps. 150 mil robbery all undone by 3 letters on a fax. Arrrgh. Pretty smart though. Dont need guns to rob a bank.
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I read about this in detail last week. Two Middle Eastern banks with less than stellar security were the ones that bore the brunt of this. You can also thank the United State's banking reluctance to adopt chip cards (virtually unbreakable and solid identity). As long as we continue to use magnetic strips, we simple enable these kind of heists to take place.

Eh, it's only money. And nobody got shot. Well, except for one ring leader that had over $100k on him in Puerto Rico. So who cares, right?
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