The criminals who were members of a global cyber crime organization were able to steal $45 million after they managed to raise the withdrawal limits of some debit cards to very high amounts or even to an unlimited amount. They then used cashers who were sent to ATMS across U.S. to take out all the money they can from every ATM.
According to prosecutors the criminals managed to break into secure prepaid debit card accounts into two banks stealing account pin numbers. They then moved so fast that they were able to steal millions of dollars in a couple of hours.
MasterCard notified the secret service rather quickly after it saw unusual ATM activity. US attorney Loretta Lynch declared that one of the eight accused criminals was found to have been killed in the Dominican Republic but the other seven could face high fines and more than twenty five years in jail.