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Bangladesh Experiences Second Stage Of Cyber Crime

Recently Bangladesh police arrested four persons for credit card skimming fraud. They have siphoned millions of Bangladeshi Taka from ATMs of different banks. Blogger and assistant professor of University of Alabama Computer and Information Science Ragib Hasan writes in blogging polatform [bn]:

[…] ২য় পর্যায়ে শুরু হয়েছে ফিনান্সিয়াল সাইবারক্রাইম, যেখানে লাখ কোটি টাকা জড়িত। আর আসল ক্রিমিনাল, গডফাদারেরাও মাঠে নামতে শুরু করেছে। সম্প্রতি এটিএম হ্যাক করে বা সেখানে গোপন ক্যামেরা বসিয়ে কার্ড চুরি করা বা ক্লোন করার ব্যাপারটা এরই সুচনা মাত্র!

[..] The second stage of cybercrime has started where billions of Takas are at risk. The real criminals and Godfathers are taking notice and are entering the scene. The recent incident of ATM hacking and skimming card information by using hidden cameras and cloning is only the start.

It may be mentioned that Bangladesh only experienced website hacking/defacing or password phishing crimes so far. Large scale card skimming incident like this is probably the first.

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