Criminals working in cells around the world stole $45 million by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and making withdrawals from ATMs, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The 27 countries where they say cash machines were plundered:
Criminals working in cells around the world stole $45 million in December and February by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and making withdrawals from ATMs, federal prosecutors said Thursday, becoming one of the biggest bank thefts in history. Some other notable heists in recent years:
— 2006, London: Thieves take the equivalent of $92 million from a cash depot.
— 2005, Fortaleza, Brazil — Thieves take $70 million from Central Bank over...
Prosecutors say global hackers stole $45 million in cash from 27 countries using thousands of ATMs in two separate assaults. In one, on Dec. 22, hackers grabbed $5 million from 20 countries. On Feb. 19, they made off with $40 million in 24 countries worldwide. Seven people were indicted in New York.
Here's how they did it:
Phase 1: Card processor network intrusion. Using malware, hackers breached the worldwide processors for...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A DNA test confirmed another dark twist in the story of three women imprisoned in a house for about a decade: Kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl who escaped from the house along with the women, a prosecutor said Friday.
As the investigation into the women's ordeal continued, the FBI also said no human remains were among more than 200 pieces of evidence collected from the house.
NEW YORK (AP) — Agha Saleh came to the United States inspired by democratic ideals, but it took him years to achieve a basic one here: voting.
He'd lived through political upheaval in his native Pakistan and was eager to be part of America's storied "government of the people." But for the eight years until he got citizenship, it struck him as "a dream, perhaps, this democracy of the United States," recalls Saleh, 51.
More than 1,000 bodies have been pulled from the Bangladesh garment factory building that collapsed last month. Very few other industrial accidents in world history have had such a high death toll. They include:
— April 26, 1986: A reactor meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in present-day Ukraine spews radiation into the surrounding community. A fire kills dozens of people immediately, and contamination of the air, food and water has been blamed for thousands of...