Originally Posted by Man Behind The Mask
it wasn't bug, he got support from inside and could use superuser's account. i think there was a deal between him and AP owners or maybe with programmer who's working with AP software and had access to superuser.
They had weak internal security, as do many software companies, and someone on the inside decided to steal some money. I had access to credit card numbers, passwords, all sorts of stuff at my first software job. If I had been the type I could have found a way to make money off them. Good chance I would have gotten caught as well, being an beginner at the whole criminal thing.
It's doubtful anyone will find a bug like this ever unless they work at one of the companies or they're very, very good and persistant hackers.
I've been combing through news stories but reports vary so widely - some say Scott Tom was directly involved, some say it was one employee who framed him, some say no money was actually withdrawn, some say 7 million was taken, and none mentioned anyone going to jail. Have there been any credible updates in the last year?