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Thread: How ATM fraud almost brought down British banking

  1. #1
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    Nov 2004

    How ATM fraud almost brought down British banking

    Found this on The Register :
    This is the story of how the UK banking system could have collapsed in the early 1990s, but for the forbearance of a junior barrister who also happened to be an expert in computer law - and who discovered that at that time the computing department of one of the banks issuing ATM cards had "gone rogue", cracking PINs and taking money from customers' accounts with abandon.

    The reason you're hearing it now is that, with Chip and PIN cards finally in widespread use in the UK, the risk of the ATM network being abused as it was has fallen away. And now that junior barrister, Alistair Kelman, wanted to get paid for thousands of pounds of work that he did under legal aid, when he was running a class action on behalf of more than 2,000 people who had suffered "phantom withdrawals" from their bank accounts. What you're about to read comes from the documents he submitted last week to the High Court, pursuing his claim to payment....
    This brings back the paranoia about banks denying they ever had your money or that you ever had an account with them...
    If everything looks perfect, then there is something you don\'t know

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
    the bank officer might have amnesia..dont blame it on them.or, is it their computers lacking something..
    buat baik berpada-pada,buat jahat jangan sekali

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