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Eight Charged in Global Cybercrime Thefts

Prosecutors filed charges on Thursday against a group of eight people who allegedly helped steal $45 million in a matter of hours through thousands of coordinated transactions at automated teller machines around the globe.The members of the group charged on Thursday mostly lived in the Yonkers area of New York, prosecutors said, but they are part of a larger, global network that has been siphoning off money from ATMs by using stolen prepaid debit card numbers.Two cyberattacks in December 2012 and this past February involved ATM withdrawals from more than 20 countries, with one attack consisting of 36,000 ATM transactions over a 10-hour period, prosecutors said.In one attack in December, members of the scheme allegedly executed 750 transactions at ATMs in New York City over the course of two hours and 25 minutes and withdrew nearly $400,000, prosecutors said. In another incident, they allegedly siphoned off about $2.4 million in a nearly 24-hour period.No individual bank accounts were c...

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