Feds foil $15 million ATM ‘cash out’ ring


A month after an international plot to steal $ 45 million from ATMs around the world came tumbling down, a new international “cashing” ring is being charged in a nearly identical caper. Prosecutors revealed that a group of cybercriminals attempted to defraud over a dozen financial institutions of more than $ 15 million.

According to the recently-unsealed criminal complaint, 33 year-old Oleksiy Sharapka was at the center of the “cash out crew,” and had just finished serving a 102-month prison sentence in Massachusetts before being deported to the Ukraine last year. From his home in Kiev, Sharapka oversaw a scheme to siphon money from hacked accounts at institutions ranging from Citibank and Paypal to payroll firm Automated Data…

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