New York City cyber thieves loot $45 million
A person inserting a Visa Premier credit card in an ATM.
This final note today, which is A) kind of wild and B) a cautionary tale of sorts, I guess.
The New York Times reported this afternoon on a bank heist that boggles the mind. It was a cyber-heist, really, that went on for months. The bad guys hacked into accounts, transferred money around and then -- in Manhattan alone -- hit 2,000 ATMs and withdrew $2.5 million.
Total take was $45 million.
The best line from the story? Survelliance photos of one suspect hitting various ATMs showed his backpack getting heavier and heavier.