Wired has noted that the RBS WorldPay heist led to a one day loss of nine million dollars:
A carefully coordinated global ATM heist last November resulted in a one-day haul of $9 million in cash, after a hacker penetrated a server at payment processor RBS WorldPay, New York’s Fox 5 reports.
What’s clear is that this is a great time to be a hacker. In just over one year we’ve seen these kinds of breaches go from virtually unheard of into a multimillion dollar industry.
More than a year, to be fair. Attacks of this nature have been a public reality since at least 2004, but I would argue the decline in the economy is making them all the more worrying and therefore newsworthy.