US sentences Turkish hacker to eight years in prison for cyber heists

The culprit was a leading member of a gang responsible for stealing $55 million from ATMs globally.

Photo by: Reuters Archive
Photo by: Reuters Archive

The gang members withdrew money from cash machines around the world using copied ATM cards.

A court in the United States sentenced a Turkish man to eight years in jail on Friday for his role as one of the masterminds behind three hacking attacks.

Ercan Findikoglu was a ringleader in one of the most advanced bank heists in history. He stole $55 million from ATMs over the course of seven years.

TRT World ’s Sourav Roy explains how he did it and how banks have responded to such attacks.