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Theives Took 45 Million in ATM Scheme?

Friday, May 10, 2013


United States attorney's office, Eastern District of New York, (Pic from NY Times Article)


I woke up this morning to this headline from the N.Y. Times. To say I was shocked--nah I wasn't shocked--it was just a matter of time. It almost disturbs me that I am not shocked--but then I have little to no faith in banks or financial institutions anymore especially when it comes to keeping our private info private! Who ever the person (people) who dreamed up this scheme (I doubt we will ever know who the hackers were) have to be semi genius and to be able to hack into banks and change the amount of money which can be withdrawn from ATM's ALL OVER THE WORLD. They mostly used pre-paid cards so that us little people won't actually get hurt. I mean let's face facts-people who have to use pre-paid/debit cards cards really do not have a whole lot of money. My only concern is that the "banks" will try not to give back what was truly the cardholders-IF and that is a big IF-they can figure out what was in there to begin with!!

The guys who got caught actually withdrawing funds--they are not the ones who dreamed this up. It was said that they were busy laundering the money by buying cars and expensive jewelry--I wonder if those companies got hacked so these transactions can not be traced? Maybe they even gave some of the funds to their friends--but like I said--we will never be told the truth, not entirely anyway. Does this sound kind of Robin Hood to anyone else?

Go here to read the NY Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/nyregion/eight-charged-in-45-million-global-cyber-bank-thefts.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130510




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9 comments :

Shannon Marie Baker said...

I was pretty surprised about this, my husband was telling me about. I seen it online too. Things aren't secure enough any more. Not sure if it sounds like Robin Hood or not but it's Crazy though that's for sure.

Tamara @ Mommyland said...

Wow that is just crazy. I can't believe people do these things. I agree with you my faith in banks is starting to fail when you think your stuff is safe then bam you realize that it isn't

Cyndie said...

That is wild. hope they cathch them

Melinda Dunne said...

Holy cow that is crazy! I have to say I am not surprised about it either but the amount of money they got is astonishing!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Hackers are brilliant in a bad way, it's scary!

April M. said...

i am a bit amazed of how they did it. hackers rock but i just hope they won't use it to do crimes and steal.

Jennifer Williams said...

Unfortunately there is only so much that security can provide on the internet with safeguarding your info. Things are not what they used to be.

becca said...

wow haven't heard about this

nova hedges said...

there are so many people who choose to do wrong things to get what they want in the easy way. unfortunately to those who were victim suffers the whole tragedy

 
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