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Hackers steal $13m from over 1,400 ATMs in Japan in less than three hours

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Criminals have made away with ¥1.4bn ( £8.9m, $13m) from over
1,400 ATMs in Japan in under three hours. The teller machines from
where the cash was withdrawn simultaneously were located in Tokyo,
Kanagawa, Aichi, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Hyogo,Chiba, Nigata and
more, according to the Japanese police who suspect more than 100
people to be involved in the heist.
All the transactions took place on 15 May, between 5:00 am and 8:00
am, many of which were simultaneous and involved the removal of
¥100,000, the maximum withdrawal limit set for ATMs. There were
more than 14,000 transactions pertaining to the case in what looks
like a perfectly coordinated attack by an international network.

Hackers  steal $13m from over 1,400
ATMs in Japan in less than three hours 1

The most interesting bit is that the cash was withdrawn using forged
credit cards that belonged not to any Japanese bank but to a bank
from another country – South Africa. Police say the geographical
distance is important as the criminals wanted to delay authorities’
attempts to spot the scam.
The police in Japan will now try to identify the suspects by going
through the videos recorded by security cameras in the ATMs and
around them. They will also be working with South African authorities
via Interpol to determine as to how the credit card data was leaked.

The latest case shows a classic case of data theft where hackers
steal crucial information from servers but do not use it immediately.
Instead they wait and keep the data in storage banks to use them
effectively when least suspected.
Of late, financial hacks have increased with the Qatar National Bank
data leak, the Bangladesh Central Bank and even the US Fed being
hacked . Famed hackitivist group Anonymous has also been targeting
various banks under OpIcarus by stealing or leaking highly
confidential data from their servers.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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How To Compare Phones And Check Prices Before Buying

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Hello guys, I’ve been a bit slow in updating this part of the blog and it’s because I’ve been working really hard to add a How To Compare Phones And Check Prices feature.

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How To Compare Phones

I just added a price and spec comparison feature to this blog. You can compare phone specs and prices then buy it if there’s a link to the store available in the option. –

I normally go to e-commerce stores and pick out the lowest prices so you get the best value for your money.  Regular blog post updates would resume immediately.

Thanks for being an amazing reader.

Click Here To Compare Prices And Specs

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Combo VPN MTN Settings: Browse For Free On MTN Using This New Setting

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Combo VPN MTN Settings allow you to browse for free on the MTN Network. We all love free data and of course, there’s a reason why it’s not too common, that’s why I’m here.😀

Combo VPN MTN Settings

To give you information on free and affordable data plans so you don’t get ripped off by our internet service providers. So without further ado let’s get down to business.

Combo VPN MTN Settings For Browsing Free

What You’ll Need

  • An MTN sim without data
  • Default MTN APN settings
  • An Android Phone

First Download Combo VPN Here – Download Combo VPN

  • Open the app, then tap on Combo Settings and configure this way.
  •  Turn on Stealth Tunnel
  • Connection protocol – TCP
  •  Connection Port – 443
  •  Turn on the switch for Connect via parent proxy
  • Edit and set parent proxy as 10.199.212.2 and 8080 as port
  • Turn on the switch for Custom TCP/http header
  • Edit Custom TCP/http headers
  •  URL/host: datareset.mtnonline.com
  • Request method: CONNECT
  • Injection method: Normal
  • Tick keep-alive and user-agent
  • Press Generate and Validate and Save.
  • Save all settings and Connect

    This works without data or Airtime 0.0k on your MTN line and it is capped. It is capped around 50Mb to 100Mb daily. It renews daily.
    If it stops, simply open the Combo app again and change URL/host to smartapp.mtnnigeria.net:8080
    If you are an mpulse user and you have mpulse data, then open the Combo app again and change the URL/host to mtn.pass.ng.

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