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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > 7 Hackers & A Great Bank Robbery

7 Hackers & A Great Bank Robbery

7 Hackers & A Great Bank Robbery

Added: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extratorrent.com, 2013
The US prosecutors announced that a cybercrime ring managed to steal $45 million from a couple of Middle Eastern banks in one of the largest bank robberies ever. The group coped with hacking into credit card processing companies and withdrawing money from ATMs in more than two dozen countries.


8 individuals were alleged to form the NY-based cell of the group, 7 of which are already in custody, while the 8th, allegedly a leader of the gang, was reported to have been murdered in the Dominican Republic this past April.

According to the prosecutors, the ringleaders were outside the US, but the investigation is still continuing. Anyway, it seems that the crooks somehow managed to do some serious damage in short time. For instance, during one of the 10-hours attacks, they raided $40 million from ATMs in two dozen countries through 36,000 transactions.

It turned out that the cybercrime group used laptops and the worldwide web instead of guns and masks. The outfit managed to work its way from the computer systems of large companies to the streets of New York City. Thus, you can see how cybercrime poses a huge threat to the international banks and how tech-savvy criminal gangs are now.

So, within the last 5 months, the collective hacked into the computers of a couple of credit card processors – one in India and the other in the US. They then increased the available balance and withdrawal limits on prepaid MasterCard debit cards issued by banks of Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Finally, they distributed counterfeit debit cards to their people across the globe, enabling them to extract millions of dollars out of ATMs in a matter of hours.

In the meanwhile, MasterCard announced that it did cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation but its systems weren’t involved or compromised. Experts believe that the robbers targeted Middle Eastern banks because those usually allow people putting larger sums on cards. In addition, they don’t monitor them as closely as other banks. Although it was only a matter of time before the Eastern banks were considered an easy target for cyber criminals, security experts remind that the attack mirrored a similar case four years ago, which targeted the prepaid debit-card unit of Royal Bank of Scotland. In the time, the bank lost over $9 million in just 12 hours.

May 22nd,2013

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Date:  Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Comments (23) (please add your comment »)

posted by Site Friend (2013-05-22 19:16:34)
magiccrack avatarcheers SaM maha for the read, yip unfortunately this is the new way of crime and terrorism, it all been done online now. Internet has become a dangerous weapon.

Still safe at the place to be though - its ET!!

posted by Blocked (2013-05-22 19:28:39)
handsome2906 avatarcybercrime group used laptops and the worldwide web instead of guns and masks.

good one sam


posted by (2013-05-22 22:25:37)
ronbokirk avatarsounds like a plot for a good movie. too bad hollywood does not make good movies anymore

posted by (2013-05-22 23:52:26)
nehoc1 avatarThanks Sam.
I am not sure whether to put my meagre money under the bed or dig up the garden.

posted by ET junkiemen (2013-05-23 00:07:37)
4GET avatarswordfish is a good movie and that involved cyber crime
it had bombs and guns but still gives ideas to peeps in bad state of mind
or country thanks for read

posted by ET junkie (2013-05-23 00:32:51)
skulljockey avatarThis is one reason I track my account very closely. I don't want to go the bank someday and my millions are gone. (lol) Seriously I have enough trouble with the dingo's at my bank just trying to count right when I withdraw money. Twice in about a month I was shorted by a teller. Hate to have to worry about some clown hacking into my account, not that it would be worth their while. Thanks Sam great read and thanks for the heads up you gave me about windows 8

posted by (2013-05-23 00:35:22)
TheBlackMamba avatarMy heroes!!! Lol I wish I was that smart!!! JK Nah but that shyt is crazy though!

posted by Kitty (2013-05-23 03:36:29)
redbull99 avatar7 in custody the leader dead lol you would think with the amount of money they had in there hands they would have enough to be smart and dissappear forever lmfao ffin idiots

posted by (2013-05-23 08:44:33)
chains_in_uk avatarGood im glad they got the money instead of these crooked bankers and polititians

posted by (2013-05-23 12:39:32)
No avatarwell talk about globalization...thanks for the report.

posted by (2013-05-23 12:46:39)
sabu201 avatarYAK YAK YAK

posted by (2013-05-23 14:17:20)
steelrat avatarThis already has been done in the mid 90's over the Easter weekend. It was hidden by the banks who feared that the public would find out about it. No media or anyone ever reported on it. This was before the Internet. So actually this is nothing new. I wonder how often this has happened since then, but no one ever found out about it.

posted by (2013-05-23 18:06:54)
Stephen92 avatarHahah they get to gready and get caught.... If i was doing that i'd take 10 mill and be very happy

posted by (2013-05-23 18:08:29)
EvilMay avatarIlike to be hacker to hack hackers

posted by (2013-05-23 21:18:09)
No avatarStill hoping they hack my account, take pitty, and deposit..

posted by (2013-05-24 05:55:52)
TheBlackMamba avatar^^^^ Lmfao if they pitty you pitty me shiit I can use some greenbacks haha

posted by (2013-05-24 09:00:10)
mahtin avatarSteelrat, you may not have been born, but I had internet in the mid-90s.

posted by (2013-05-25 01:05:55)
bluntm8 avatar..the AOL monopoly from like 94-2000. and that shit cost as much then as my cable connection costs now. remember when 56k first came out. remember waiting like a day to download one song on napster. and my shits slow compared to fios.

posted by (2013-05-25 09:56:55)
GmanMiz avatarI wish I could something like that I'm Italy being conned by the Italian government that uses our money for there hoe's.

posted by (2013-05-26 04:53:58)
alfranatic avatarNice article sam..
But i know mfopr sure now,that you are censored in the US.
Facts about cybercrime:
-4 years ago in Holland,€ 150.000.000 stolen,
-1 year ago in Germany € 390.000.000 stolen,( not 1 person on the street)
-Warrior.com until now $ 500.000.000 a year.In the US ist's called revenu falsely obtained.

Maybe you know now,why I smoke My own homegrown LEGAL weed.

posted by (2013-05-26 05:21:05)
No avatarI Am Hacker

posted by Blocked (2013-05-26 20:03:13)
No avatarlol@

Seven cyber hackers 'stole $45 million in just 10 hours' by draining cash machines in one of world's biggest ever bank heists
Hackers made 40,500 transactions in 10 hours in 27 countries
Data was stolen from cards issued by two Middle Eastern banks
Branded the second-biggest bank robbery in the history of New York City

posted by (2013-05-27 02:34:25)
1oldman avatarI'm with informania: Please hack and deposit!

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