Eastern European gang steal more than 12m baht cash from ATMs.

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Re: Eastern European gang steal more than 12m baht cash from ATMs.

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Anyone seen this man ? There's probably a reward offered...
[Rustam] Shambasov, allegedly siphoned money 13 times from the hacked ATMs in Bangkok and Phuket and made off with altogether 3.04 million baht.

Police identified the Russian from the records he used to rent a Toyota Fortuner, a vehicle allegedly used to commit the crime.

According to media reports, investigators divided suspects into three groups who used four vehicles in central and southern provinces. Besides the Fortuner, a Toyota Vios, a Honda Civic and an unidentified car were used.

The first group robbed the ATMs in Phuket, then in Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Phetchaburi provinces before returning to Phuket.

The second group operated in Phuket and flew to Bangkok for more thefts while the last group hacked the machines in Phangnga province.

GSB announced on Aug 23 that it shut down indefinitely around 3,300 or 47% of its 7,000 ATMs nationwide after learning that it lost 12 million baht to the heist happening to 21 ATMs in central and southern provinces mainly from Aug 1 to 8.

The bank reported that the robbers loaded malware onto each ATMs to disconnect the machines from its central system and then reprogrammed them to dispense banknotes...
http://www.chiangraitimes.com/phuket-co ... heist.html
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