South Africa cbank demands tighter cyber security after Japan ATM heist

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PRETORIA – South Africa’s central bank said on would push local banks upgrade their cyber security after criminals used counterfeit Standard Bank cards to withdraw millions of dollars from ATMs across Japan.

The gang used the fake cards to withdraw 1.4 billion yen ($13 ) in 14,000 transactions from ATMs at 7-Eleven convenience stores over three hours on a Sunday morning, according to a source familiar with the matter.

($1 = 110.0600 yen) (Reuters)