Jan 25, 2017

Three Europeans jailed in Taiwan over ATM heist

Three eastern Europeans believed part of an international crime ring were jailed for five years in Taiwan Wednesday over a $2.6 million cyberheist that used malware to hack into a major local bank’s ATM network. The attack, the first of its kind in Taiwan, ...

Jan 22, 2017

Seven held over $72 million Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewelry, one the world’s biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam’s airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday. The diamonds and jewelry were taken during the hold up of a ...

Jan 19, 2017

Thief makes €15 million jewelry heist in Cannes

A robber brandishing a pistol and a grenade stole diamonds worth €15 million ($16 million) on Wednesday in the French Riviera town of Cannes and calmly escaped on foot, a regional prosecutor said. The man in his 30s, his face uncovered except for a ...

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Jan 11, 2017

Researchers warn of fingerprint theft from 'peace' sign

Could flashing the “peace” sign in photos lead to fingerprint data being stolen? Research by a team at Japan’s National Institute of Informatics (NII) says so, raising alarm bells over the popular two-fingered pose. Fingerprint recognition technology is becoming widely available to verify identities, ...

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate is recovered in Norway

Dec 3, 2016

Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate is recovered in Norway

An iron gate from the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, bearing the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work will set you free”) has been found two years after it was stolen, police said Friday. “Due to an anonymous tip-off, police in Norway’s Bergen ...

Nov 23, 2016

Philippines charges bankers for ignoring cyberheist

The Philippines has filed charges against five officials of RCBC bank and a former treasurer who “wilfully ignored” suspicious activity that led to tens of millions of dollars vanishing after a heist on Bangladesh’s central bank. Unknown cybercriminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion ...