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Feds in NYC: Hackers Stole $45M in ATM Card Breach

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A gang of cyber-criminals stole $45 million in a matter of hours by hacking their way into a database of prepaid debit cards and then draining cash machines around the globe, federal prosecutors said Thursday.


Exclusive: Euro zone discussed capital controls if Greek exits euro: sources

European finance officials have discussed limiting the size of withdrawals from ATM machines, imposing border checks and introducing euro zone capital controls as a worst-case scenario should Athens decide to leave the euro.


Myanmar joins 21st century, sets up ATMs

As Myanmar opens up after five decades of military rule, a country run on cash is finding a new alternative: plastic.


HSBC online and ATM services hit

Online banking services for HSBC customers in the UK have been hit by a problem and some ATMs are not working, the bank confirms.


Ohio executes man who killed lover over ATM card

An Ohio man who bludgeoned his girlfriend to death and then stole her ATM card to buy crack cocaine apologized to the woman's family before he died by lethal injection Wednesday.


California welfare recipients withdrew $1.8 million at casino ATMs over eight months

California welfare recipients withdrew $1.8 million at casino ATMs over eight months

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issues an executive order requiring recipients to promise they will use cash benefits only to meet basic subsistence needs. GOP legislators call for the cash to be returned.


Mouse builds nest egg in ATM with $20 bills

A mouse found inside an automatic teller machine – along with a nest it had built with chewed-up $20 bills – gave an Oregon gas station employee the surprise of her life. The mouse, discovered Thursday, had thoroughly torn up two bills and damaged another 14 to line his nest. Employee Millie Taylor said she screamed and slammed the machine's door shut.


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