(New Scientist) Earlier this year, a man walked into a branch of Barclays in north London and stole £1.3 million without touching a single bank note. Instead, he posed as an IT technician and installed a device to siphon off the cash electronically.

News of the robbery emerged last month when eight men were arrested, a week after police foiled a similar plot against Santander. It seems that bank robbers are giving up shotguns for software. Here’s how they do it.

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