Turkish hacker pleads guilty to $55m global ATM heist

The group’s biggest heist happened in February 2013 where the group stole US$40 million (£28.4 million, A$54.8 million) through an eye-watering 36,000 ATM transactions across 24 countries.

The withdrawals happened in a matter of hours.

The gang stole customer data and used hacked credentials to change account-holders’ daily withdrawal limits, then cashed out at ATMs.

In one attack in late February 2011 the hackers withdrew some $10m (£7.1m, A$13.7m) in an epic 15,000-strong withdrawal spree across 18 countries.