What would you do? As a lowly senior programmer for a large bank you notice that the institution’s ATM machines aren’t properly recording withdrawals at just before midnight. Would you…
a.) Tell your employer immediately.
b.) Put together a crack team of programmers to quickly fix the problem.
c.) Study the problem by doing a series of “experiments” by making late night withdrawals into a dummy account for over a year, then transferring the money to an account you control and invest some of the skimmed in the stock market.
If you answered “c” then, like Qin Qisheng, you better hope bank investigators never catch on to your private “research” effort. More