The Taiwanese authorities are still blank to the identities of hackers who steal almost $2 million in Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) of Taiwan’s First Bank.
According to the initial investigation of Taiwanese police, several people with masks attacked the dozens of machine, it only took a few minutes for the suspect to halt and accumulated of $2 million and put in a backpacks.
In a statement the police also said that the suspects did not use any cards to intrude the bank, allegedly they utilized “connected device,” possibly smartphone.
The authorities are now searching the thieves who are reported came from Russia and eastern Europe.
The German manufacturer of the ATMs,
Wincor Nixdorf, confirmed the incident and said that they already sent technicians to help the local investigators in conducting inquiry about the case.
The authorities said that the incident was one of the kind and first time happened in the country.
Prosecutors said that the suspect infected three malware that help them to spit out cash from the machines and then deleted the files and evidences.
The First bank and other Taiwanese banks suspended its operation following the incident. The prosecutor’s office instructed all it’s banks to inspect their malware to ensure safety with their machines.
Meanwhile, Taiwan Cooperative bank announced that they will suspend their operations for four hours.