Qin Qisheng was jailed for 10 and a half years for theft. Photo: sina.com.cn

Chinese bank’s software chief jailed after finding way to withdraw US$1m in ‘free’ cash from ATMs

  • Programmer told bosses he was testing its security system and the money he had taken was just resting in his account
  • Flaw in system meant that withdrawals made around midnight were not recorded in the system
Topic |   China Society

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Qin Qisheng was jailed for 10 and a half years for theft. Photo: sina.com.cn
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.