By Marc Santoro, New York Times, May 9/10, 2013
It was a huge bank heist – but a 21st-century version in which the robbers never wore ski masks, threatened a teller or set foot in a vault.
Yet, in two precision operations that involved people in more than two dozen countries acting in close coordination and with surgical precision, the organization was able to steal $45 million from thousands of A.T.M.'s in a matter of hours.
In New York City alone, the thieves responsible for A.T.M. withdrawals struck 2,904 machines over 10 hours on Feb. 19, withdrawing $2.4 million.
On Thursday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn unsealed an indictment charging eight members of the New York crew – including their suspected ringleader who was found dead in the Dominican Republic on April 27 — offering a glimpse into what the authorities said was one of the most sophisticated and effective cybercrime attacks ever uncovered [....]
Feds Charge 8 Alleged Mules in $45 Million Global Cyber Bank Heist
By Kim Zetter, Wired.com, May 9, 2013