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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

FBI Uncovers Worldwide $9M ATM Card Scam


Hackers orchestrated a highly coordinated, global attack on ATM cards involving the theft of a staggering $9 million from bank customers — and they could strike again, according to an investigation by FOX 5 TV in New York.

Customers' personal information might also have been compromised in what federal agents are calling one of the most well-coordinated such schemes they've seen, MyFOXNY.com reported.

The FBI said it uncovered the plot and is investigating. The alleged hackers are still at large and could orchestrate another attack.

In a matter of hours, thieves struck ATMs from 49 different cities — including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Moscow and Montreal — just after 8 p.m. EST on Nov. 8, according to the FBI.

Part of the heist was caught on security camera images obtained by the TV station. The photos show people the FBI calls "cashers" — low-level participants in the plot who allegedly used bogus ATM cards with stolen information — at the machines.

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