Cyber gang stole $45M worldwide, hacked into database of prepaid debit cards

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  1. hawki

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    Feds in NYC say cyber gang stole $45M worldwide, hacked into database of prepaid debit cards


    By Associated Press, Updated: Thursday, May 9, 4:33 PM
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    NEW YORK — A gang of cyber-criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then fanning out around the globe to drain cash machines, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

    Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch called it “a massive 21st-century bank heist” and compared its size to the Lufthansa heist in the late 1970s immortalized in the film “Goodfellas.” Lynch said the fraudsters had moved with astounding speed to loot financial institutions around the world."

    full story here:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...8c0-11e2-b568-6917f6ac6d9d_story.html?hpid=z1
     
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    Just saw it on YN!

    http://news.yahoo.com/huge-cyber-bank-theft-spans-27-countries-004236576.html
     
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