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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.

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…

Russians cooperate with FBI, arrest 3

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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…

Don't open!

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Although so many hackers choose to attack innocent computer users via websites today, that doesn't mean that malware spread via email attachment is dead. Take this example, for instance, which we have seen in large numbers in our spamtraps today. Read more…

WorldPay card transactions carry malware danger

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Cybercriminals are up to their old tricks again, disguising their Trojan horses by spamming them out attached to emails claiming to come from legitimate organizations. Today one of the malware campaigns we are seeing pose as communications from WorldPay, claiming Read more…

$9 million stolen in co-ordinated global cash machine heist

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Hackers who stole information from RBS WorldPay, distributed cloned debit cards around the world that stole $9 million from 130 ATM machines in 49 cities around the world in just 10 hours. Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Montreal, Moscow and Hong Read more…

RBS WorldPay data breach puts 1.5 million cardholders at risk

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RBS Worldpay, the electronic payment service, has admitted that hackers have broken into its systems and may have accessed the personal information of some 1.5 million cardholders and other individuals. Of these, some 1.1 million people may have had their Read more…