(LiveScience) Want to pull off your own $45 million worldwide ATM heist? It might not be that easy, experts say.

The spectacular global scheme uncovered yesterday (May 9) by federal prosecutors was cinematically epic, involving hacked prepaid debit cards, dozens of “cashers” simultaneously hitting ATMs in two dozen countries, a staggering cash payoff and an equally movie-ready mob hit.

But for anyone seeking to replicate the feat, it could take months of planning, deep insider knowledge of financial databases and top-notch technical abilities.

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