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A former IT worker for the Bank of New York has admitted to stealing personal information of 2,000 employees and using it to steal more than $1m from charity bank accounts, city prosecutors said. Adeniyi Adeyemi, 27, used his position as a contract computer technician at the bank's headquarters to steal the personal identifying …

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Who'd have thought it

A greedy, immoral thief working for a bank? And he didn't get promoted?

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Of course not..

.. after all, he *did* still have a competency. Only those devoid of any join the ranks, otherwise the rest of them might feel threatened.

As an aside, I'm now really, really few up with this volume data theft crap. Time to act.

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Over an eight-year span

How did no one notice the fraud from Nov 2001 through April 2009. Don't they have such measures in place to detect fraud, after all it *is* a Bank. And that's where the crooks go to steal money.

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Not a big deal.

"A former IT worker for the Bank of New York has admitted to stealing personal information of 2,000 employees and using it to steal more than $1m from charity bank accounts."

I'm sure the bank has backups with the employees' information.

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Suggestion

Instead of a hard limit at a round number of dollars or pounds, why not use a probabilistic algorithm so that transfers under a specified amount are less likely to be reported but there is no widely known amount that is guaranteed to be under the radar?

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Boffin

Re: John H Woods Suggestion

You are presuming that the politicians who write the laws are intelligent enough to understand the concept, let alone how to codify it into Law. Remember, most members of Congress are financially illiterate, as the recurring problems with the Congressional Credit Union keep showing.

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Most interesting information is missing

How did he get caught? We need to know so we can avoid that mistake in the future. Reading the Reg should teach us something, sometimes.

Mines the one with the get out of jail card in the pocket

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Paris Hilton

Ouch baby Ouch!

@ steogede: Nah, he failed at being non-management material. He had the stuff set up wisely but it was track and traceable hence no promotion?

What I wonder is: did he smile and chat with his colleagues while robbing them? That too would appear to be another management trait but tracked and traced so he has gotta go!

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"Instead of a hard limit at a round number of dollars or pounds"

Indeed. In fact my card company/bank must have something like that, because when my credit card got compromised, *they* told me before I noticed.

However, I'm not going to reveal how they knew, because I'm not sure how public these measures are.

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So how did he get caught?

That's the single most important part of this story, and it's missing from the story.

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Daft SOB.

When he got to $1M, he should've just fuc*ked off.

When I get to 200 upvotes, that's what I intend to do.

(Noooo, Sarah, Noooo!)

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Pirate

Sentencing is scheduled for July 21

It will involve being led into the cubicle hall. Then video cameras will be turned off.

On the other hand: 1 million USD for that amount of work? HA HA HA HRM!!

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It's about trust I would say

I mean, you can't possibly do all that finance work yourself! This perp is an icon. <=see picture

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Happy

Aaargh Apple aaargh!

Oh, sorry... Apple paranoia not relevant to this topic. <giggle>

Money laundering? Is there an app for that?

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Basic.

I've worked for several banks, and I also have a basic policy of never holding a bank account at the bank I work for, for exactly this reason.

Anyone who I work with, who later turns out to be nasty, will have to work as hard to get access to my banking details as any other criminal - and that's a risk I'm happy to sign off on.

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lol

The Nigerian scammers are getting smarter =P

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=Adeniyi+Adeyemi&aq=f&aqi=g2&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=&emsg=NCSR&ei=xYExTMPYFZCQjAebk8WbAw

http://www.informationweek.com/news/global-cio/security/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=221500017

"He allegedly bought about $100,000 in US Postal Service money orders, which he used to pay living expenses and to send money overseas, primarily to Nigeria. "

lol

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IT Angle

If only Ebay ran banks....

Then he could have got away with using the same computer, with the same IP address, and using bank accounts setup with the same contact details (his own) and he still wouldn't have been caught.... unless he sold his clocked mini bus. No need for all those dummy accounts etc

I love the idea of him "stealing" the bank details. Like he took the only copy in existence.

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