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Small Bits: Simson, Maoists, and a £219m Heist Attempt

  • Simson Garfinkel has won a Neal award for his writing for CSO. Congratulations! (His latest column is on Skype.)
  • Whiskey Bar has a comparison between Maoists and American Conservatives in Scenes From the Cultural Revolution.
  • Willie Sutton finds the Internet, according to this story.

    Israeli police are investigating with British forces an attempted robbery of 219 million pounds, or $421.2 million, at the London offices of the Japanese bank Sumitomo.

    A gang hacked into computers at Sumitomo in October and attempted to transfer the cash to 10 accounts around the world, the Israeli fraud squad said on Thursday.