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The Almighty Buck

Submission + - Aussie ATMs Handing Out "Free" Cash (itnews.com.au)

aesoteric writes: "Database issues at the one of Australia's Big 4 banks have spread to more than 40 automatic teller machines, allowing customers to withdraw "large amounts" of cash they don't actually have. Large queues have been reported at ATMs around Sydney as users tried to withdraw $1000s of dollars at a time. Emerging reports suggest the entire ATM network may need to be shut down to curb the run on machines."
Security

Submission + - APEC Security Flop (news.com.au)

APEC Security Team writes: Today, 11 members of an Australian TV comedy crew (The Chaser) were arrested after passing through two checkpoints into the "Sydney's APEC security "red" zone", coming within metres of the hotel at which US President George W Bush is staying. The article states: "Chaser members said they had dressed up a convoy to look like an official Canadian motorcade, on a day during which a number of official motorcades crossed the city. Southern Cross Broadcasting reported that the convoy carrying the Chaser team passed "through two checkpoints around the hotel before one of The Chaser pranksters jumped out (dressed) as Osama Bin Laden".
Security

Submission + - Osama Stunt Embarasses APEC

GrpA writes: The Chaser's War On Everything, possibly best known previously for their booking flights under the names Terry Wrist and Al Kyder have been arrested at the APEC Summit for what could be one of the most audacious stunts yet performed by the team. Their latest work involved them driving a fake motorcade through the restricted APEC Summit zone, with Chaser "Chas Licciardello" emerged from the vehicle dressed as Osama Bin Laden, embarassing security forces that were guarding world leaders, including Chinese President Hu Jintao and US President George W Bush. I guess our current world leaders haven't learned from lessons of the past.

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