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Outlaw Tech

Outlaw Tech

  • Premiered: 
    April 26, 2017
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  • Network: Science
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
  • Tags: science, historical

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Plot Synopsis

OUTLAW TECH is a one-hour series that explores unbelievable hightech crimes, unpacking the scientific theories, processes, and designs used by both crooks and cops as the caper unfolds while revealing how science is used to both defend and attack banks, museums, and prisons. From the physics of defeating heat sensors, to the complex code that cracked thousands of ATMs, to the epic engineering that allowed El Chapo to escape his maximum security prison, this series takes viewers step by step through a battle royale of brilliant outlaw science versus cutting-edge security systems and tried and true investigation techniques. The premiere episode delves into the high-tech security measures in U.S. currency, and the advanced "super-note," a $100 counterfeit bill, that nearly fooled everyone until FBI Operation Smoking Dragon cracked the case. We also meet a modern-day Jesse James who robbed banks of millions without setting foot into a branch by using only computers and cell phones as weapons. And lastly, we learn the chemistry behind the poisoning of a Russian dissident in London. Among other crimes investigated in OUTLAW TECH this season are a $100 million diamond heist that defied surveillance and high tech locks, a narco sub used to transport 16,000 pounds of cocaine without being noticed by sonar, and a cyber scheme deployed by gangsters to defraud the Medicare system of $100 million.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT, Velocity premiered the season finale of OUTLAW TECH. In the season ender, "World's Smartest Thief," a brilliant thief uses his cunning and a few high-tech gadgets to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guard palace. Bank robbers tunnel underground to hit an impregnable vault. Hackers try to steal $440 million from a bank using its own defenses.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by CMJ Productions II