Brazen ATM thefts from financial institutions in Taiwan and Thailand have sent a shiver through the global banking industry. An inside look at the malware used in the attacks reveals attackers' clever, incremental improvements.
Thai police say they have identified all of the suspects allegedly involved in recent "jackpotting" malware attacks against 21 ATMs, leading to the theft of 12 million baht ($350,000). The malware is a new strain called "Ripper," raising concerns for banks worldwide.
Russia, which some have blamed for attacks against the Democratic Party in the U.S., has offered a detailed description of coordinated cyberattacks against its scientific, public authority and military institutions. Is the announcement a tit-for-tat move after the charges of Russian involvement in U.S. hacks?
First the hackers came for our credit cards. Now they're taking control of our TVs. Witness the latest version of FLocker - for "frantic locker" - which is designed to lock Android devices, including smart TVs.
A Japanese ATM cash-out scheme that stole $19 million from South Africa's Standard Bank in less than three hours illustrates why devising better ways to mitigate the risks posed by such schemes must be a priority for financial institutions in markets - including the U.S. - that still rely on mag stripe debit cards.
By spring, banks and credit unions across the U.S. are expected to start rolling out "card-free" ATMs, offering transactions that experts say will eliminate fraud losses linked to skimming, and at the same time open new doors for mobile payments.
Hong Kong toymaker VTech has revised its end-user license agreement to make clear that it can't be held legally responsible for any data breaches. Many security experts have reacted with fury. But is VTech's move unusual?
The arrests of seven men allegedly linked to a skimming operation that targeted ATMs at retailers, including hotels and gas stations, is yet another indicator that U.S. merchants need to beef up the security of these devices.
The takedown of an Eastern European gang believed to have been responsible for a string of ATM jackpotting attacks serves as a reminder of why ATMs running outdated operating systems and universal access keys pose significant worldwide security risks.
As U.S. merchants shore up physical point-of-sale security by upgrading their terminals to accept EMV chip cards, attackers are turning their aim toward new, unattended targets. Here's the latest on how to respond to "shimming" attacks.
ATM fraud losses are increasing globally, and we can expect to see this trend continue as the U.S. ramps up its migration to EMV at the point of sale. Unattended terminals are easy to compromise, and they will always be among fraudsters' favorite targets.
Security experts warn about a trio of new threats: GreenDispenser cash-out malware, the Shifu banking Trojan being spread via malvertising attacks and Neutrino crimeware getting an upgrade to steal payment-card data.
A new security alert from NCR Corp. warns that ATM skimming attacks in the U.S. are on an upswing. And as EMV migration efforts ramp up, experts say banks and credit unions can expect these attacks to continue to increase. But what can be done to mitigate the risk?