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Elvis Rafael Rodriguez, left, and Emir Yasser Yeje, pose with bundles of cash allegedly stolen using bogus magnetic swipe cards at cash machines throughout New York. Prosecutors in New York on Thursday, May 9, 2013 said that they are members of worldwide gang of criminals who stole $45 million in hours by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and draining cash machines around the globe. (AP Photos/U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York)

Global network of hackers steals $45M from ATMs

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NEW YORK (AP) — The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely for the size of the operation and ease with which it was carried out, but also for the threat that more such thefts may be in store.

By Colleen Long, Associated Press

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