Final Note

New York City cyber thieves loot $45 million

Kai Ryssdal May 9, 2013
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Final Note

New York City cyber thieves loot $45 million

Kai Ryssdal May 9, 2013
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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.

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