Pakistani Man Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Massive ATM Cards Hacking


A Pakistani man identified as Imran Elahi has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by Brooklyn federal court for participating and supporting a multimillion-dollar ATM heists targeting debit card processors.

Reuters reports that Imran admitted his role of dispersing debit card numbers to criminals who further cashed out around $9-million (€6.9-million) heist against RBS WorldPay in 2009.

The effected MasterCard Inc prepaid debit cards were issued by National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah PSC, or Rakbank, of the United Arab Emirates and Bank Muscat of Oman.

Investigators have found out similarities in another heist that was conducted in May 2013 in which 8 criminals have already been arrested and charged. 

However, Imran’s corporation with the investigators have helped them to achieve their goals, as a result he maybe released almost immediately and sent back to Pakistan.


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