Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday January 18, 2012

Digital Bank Robbers Make Off With $6.7 Million

Hackers stole 6.7 million from a bank in South Africa. The funny part? After sending the money to dummy accounts, they withdrew it all via ATMs. eek!

To pull off the heist, the hackers created a backdoor into one of the bank's computers. From that hacked computer, they were able to access the rest of the network and issue the commands to distribute the $6.7 million to different accounts owned by the thieves. Those accounts were promptly emptied via ATM visits.