Police has arrested three people on charges of stealing money by hacking ATM machines and bank accounts.
After an initial inquiry, the accused revealed to Police officials that there are several videos and tools available on the internet that teach how to hack Information Technology (IT) systems.
“The suspects used to access ATM machine system of local banks in Rahim Yar Khan through their internet and laptops and would monitor transactions being processed through banks,” a policeman revealed.
Police conducted a raid in Rahim Yar Khan where laptops and blank ATM cards along with latest IT devices were seized.
Apart from these devices, ladies’ purses and multiple cell phones were also recovered by the police. Police says that the accused might have been involved in snatching as well. Javed Arshad Paracha, assistant Sub-inspector, said,
It is also being investigated whether the suspects were also involved in snatching mobile phones and purses from people as such material was seized from them.
Two brothers and a third person were arrested in Shah Nawaz Colony of Rahim Yar Khan. The arrested individuals pretended to be students when they rented the house.
The policeman anonymously said,
The two brothers belonged to Sadiqabad Tehsil of Rahim Yar Khan District, while their third accomplice hailed from Faisalabad and all of them had knowledge of IT and were experts of hacking IT devices and machines.
The police has told the media that the accused allegedly hacked bank accounts and ATMs and stole millions. The accused further told the police that they bought the hacking software online. There were various videos on the web to guide them through the hacking.