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Thailand is victim in huge cyber theft

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NEW YORK - Thailand was among 27 countries targetted by cyber criminals who stole at least $45 million by hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards and making withdrawals from ATMs. 

The massive heist unfolded "in a matter of hours," said the US prosecutor's office for Brooklyn, New York.

Prosecutors unveiled charges against eight people accused of forming the New York cell of the plot. In their case, they allegedly lifted $2.8 million in cash and now face charges of conspiracy to commit access device fraud and money laundering.

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