Danger in Numbers—Makeshift
close
Subscribe and save 37%
off the single-issue price
Archive
menu View issues
cart 0 Issues

What some have called a “virtual criminal flash mob” signals a new era for cops and robbers

— Danger in Numbers

07. Crowds Dispatches
Imagine a massive bank heist. Ski masks, assault rifles, getaway cars, hi-tech tools, maybe a good thumping to elicit a vault combination. Is that what you are picturing?

If so, forget this image. A unique combination of cyber sophistication and low-tech cash grabbing created a formula that worried officials are calling an “Unlimited Operation”—a new form of group theft designed to extract millions in minutes sans shoot-em-ups.

Subscribe or purchase this issue

The full version of this article is available to digital edition customers. Subscribe from only USD 18/year for full access to all articles.

Next:

Artist Xander Ferreira plays with his image to influence the masses

— Grand Gazelle

07. Crowds Dispatches