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Suspected mastermind behind mass ATM heist spree finally extradited to US

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18 months after his arrest, the Turkish national accused of masterminding a worldwide string of ATM heists netting as much as $55 million has been sent to the US to face trial.

25 members of $15 million carding gang arrested in Romania

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Romanian authorities have announced the arrests of 25 people in connection with a well-organised operation using cloned bank cards to withdraw cash from ATMs.

"Dear ATM, kindly dispense 30 banknotes as a test" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's this week's 60 Second Security video, for your viewing pleasure.

From scammers to spammers in just one minute...

Hacker turns ATM into 'Doom' arcade game

ATM gets turned into 'Doom' arcade game

Its screen now eschews balances and transfers in favor of the familiar sight of a hand wrapped around a gun, going around dark corners and blasting stuff. Where did scrap metal hacker "Aussie50" pick this thing up? Do we have to worry about threats to our bank balances? And is he going to rig it with a coin mechanism so we can all play?

11 arrested as Europol busts Bulgarian carding gang


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.

Are your veins going to replace your PIN at the ATM?

Are your veins going to replace your PIN at the ATM?

Hitachi are rolling out around 2,000 new cash machines in Poland that take a new approach to biometrics. The infrared scanner on one of these new ATMs will literally get under your skin as it scans the veins inside your finger. A similar technology has also been devised for shops in America by Fujitsu.

Monday review - the hot 20 stories of the week


It's weekly roundup time!

Here's all the great stuff we've written in the past seven days.

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


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!

Aussie ATM criminals embrace 3D printers for cashpoint crimes


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...

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.

Naked Security discusses cybercrime on BBC Radio 5 Live's "Outriders" show...


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?

"Casher crew" from global $45m cyberheist busted in New York - 1 dead, 7 face trial

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."

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


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!

A picked pocket in Mallorca reveals chink in chip-and-PIN security

A picked pocket in Mallorca reveals widespread hole in chip-and-PIN security

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.

Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

Woman gets 2.5 years in prison for managing ATM-sucking gang of fraudsters

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.

Do you know enough about ATM skimming? Learn more from Fiscal the Fraud Fighting Ferret!

Do you know enough about ATM skimming? Learn more from Fiscal the Fraud Fighting Ferret!

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!

Stealing ATM PINs with thermal cameras


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.

Russian hacker avoids jail after $9 million RBS WorldPay ATM heist


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?

Hacker behind $9 million RBS WorldPay ATM heist avoids Russian jail


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…