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As you can probably imagine, it didn't take long for controversial uses to emerge for 3D printers, and one of the most newsworthy was the idea of "printing" parts for firearms.
Now, crooks in Sydney are printing their own ATM skimming devices...
Ever found a card catcher in your local cash machine? A few years ago I did.
They’re surprisingly easy to dismantle - but in my case, a little more thought should have been applied to the possible consequences.
Ever wondered how cybercriminals turn electronic trickery into cold, hard cash? What sort of person gets drawn into this sort of crime? Who bears the cost? And how do the cops arrest the perpetrators when they might be dozens of network hops away?
When you think of cybercrime, you probably imagine a hacker sitting far from his victims, breaking in digitally from a distance.
But when it comes to cashing out the proceeds of your crime, it's a question of "Go where the money is...and go there often."
Avon and Somerset Police just secured a conviction against a UK-based cybercriminal busted with data from 9000 skimmed ATM cards.
If you've ever wondered whether skimming makes much money for the crooks, that detail alone should settle the matter...
Much of the world is about to enter its busiest retail period. With any retail surge you can expect a corresponding surge in cybercriminality.
So the latest warning from our friends at the Queensland Police Service in Australia is well-timed: watch that cash machine!
Researchers at Cambridge University are warning that a issue common to ATMs and point-of-sale terminals could enable attackers to clone secure EMV Chip and PIN cards.
Over $9 million was stolen from cash machines in 280 cities around the world in less than 12 hours, using a mixture of a gang of low-level operatives and high-tech hacking.
Here's an explanation of why and how to be on your guard when you're getting cash from an ATM.
It doesn't assume you're a computer expert, it doesn't talk down to you, it's easy to follow, and it's narrated by Fiscal, the Fraud Fighting Ferret!
Researchers at the USENIX Security Symposium last week presented their paper "Heat of the Moment: Characterizing the Efficacy of Thermal Camera-Based Attacks", showing how the use of infrared imaging could be used to capture people's ATM PINs.
A hacker involved in the "most sophisticated and organised computer fraud attack ever" has avoided a jail sentence.
Is Russia being tough enough on cybercriminals?
Russian prosecutors have served a hacker with a six year suspended sentence after he admitted his involvement in a worldwide hack that withdrew $9 million from ATM cash machines. 29-year-old Viktor Pleshchuk, of St. Petersburg, Russia, received a reduced sentence, Read more…
A worker at Bank of America is expected to plead guilty tomorrow to charges that he installed malware onto his employer's ATM cash machines that allowed him to withdraw cash without being noticed. According to prosecutors, 37-year-old Rodney Reed Caverley Read more…
The Financial Times reported this morning that the Russian FSB (the reincarnation of the KGB) detained three suspects in last year's RBS Worldpay payroll debit card scam. There were four major players, one of whom discovered the flaw in RBS's Read more…
An Australian computer enthusiast who stole 30,000 Australian dollars (approximately US $28,000) from cash machines, using information he found on the internet to hack into ATMs, has escaped a two year jail sentence. According to media reports, Brian Sommer appeared Read more…
According to media reports, a bank in Cape Town, South Africa, has equipped its cash machines with pepper spray to deter criminals from tampering and stealing money. Absa Bank has installed the disorientating pepper spray in 11 of its ATMs, Read more…
Yesterday, Vanja Svajcer of SophosLabs described how he had discovered malware which appeared to be designed to steal information from users of Diebold ATM cash machines. I also published some discussion here on the Clu-blog about how the Trojan horses Read more…