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11 arrested as Europol busts Bulgarian carding gang

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A joint operation between French and Bulgarian law enforcement, backed by Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, has brought down a carding gang operating out of Bulgaria and targeting victims in France and other European countries.

Thieves skim card data from US gas stations via Bluetooth-enabled devices

Thieves skim card data from US gas stations via Bluetooth-enabled devices

The devices were undetectable - installed internally in gas pumps. The fact that they were wireless made it ever so convenient to get at the stolen banking data, as well - a con that netted the alleged thieves $2.1 million.

NASA hack blunder, doxer jailed, PAYE cybercrime, $20k iPhone prize - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Why did Brazilian hackers target NASA? What happens to doxers? How much does it cost to get started in card skimming? And how much is a copy of your fingerprint worth?

Watch 60 Second Security and find out!

Android randomness, Sniffer dustbins, Unpatch Wednesday, ATM skimming - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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How does a bug in Android put your Bitcoins at risk? Why did the City of London bin its bins? What was Unpatch Wednesday? What to do with a 3D printer after you've made your own gun?

Find out in 60 seconds!

The day I caught an ATM card catcher

The day i caught an ATM card catcher

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.

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

UK cybercriminal convicted over 9000 skimmed ATM cards

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...

"Grab hold and give it a wiggle" - security advice for Black Friday and December

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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!

Don't fight cybercrime on your own - do it with Synergy!

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Next week, I'll be talking at the Identity and Hi-Tech Crime Symposium 2011 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

There's still time for last-minute registrations at the event, so if you're in the region, why not join me there?