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A Dramatic Rise in ATM Skimming Attacks

Skimming attacks on ATMs increased at an alarming rate last year for both American and European banks and their customers, according to recent stats collected by fraud trackers. The trend appears to be continuing into 2016, with outbreaks of skimming activity visiting a much broader swath of the United States than in years past.

Dental Assn Mails Malware to Members

The American Dental Association (ADA) says it may have inadvertently mailed malware-laced USB thumb drives to thousands of member dentists nationwide.

Kaspersky DDoS Intelligence Report for Q1 2016

In Q1, resources in 74 countries were targeted by DDoS attacks. China, the US and South Korea remained the leaders in terms of number of DDoS attacks and number of targets. The longest DDoS attack in Q1 2016 lasted for 197 hours (or 8.2 days).

Contributing to the Annual DBIR

This year’s DBIR release from Verizon exposes valuable and well organized data on global incidents this past year. Our contributions on targeted attack activity and other areas to a report like this one over the past several years is important to help… Read Full Article

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All About Fraud: How Crooks Get the CVV

A longtime reader recently asked: “How do online fraudsters get the 3-digit card verification value (CVV or CVV2) code printed on the back of customer cards if merchants are forbidden from storing this information? The answer: Probably by installing a Web-based keylogger at an online merchant so that all data that customers submit to the site is copied and sent to the attacker’s server.

Malware and non-malware ways for ATM jackpotting. Extended cut

Millions of people around the world now use ATMs every day to withdraw cash, pay in to their account or make a variety of payments. Unfortunately, ATM manufacturers and their primary customers – banks – don’t pay much attention to the security of cash machines.

Spammers all geared up for Euro 2016!

Major football tournaments such as the World Cup and the European Championship, traditionally attract a lot of spammer activity. Euro 2016 will be held this summer in France, and it’s not only the fans and players who are getting ready but also Internet fraudsters. The latter have started sending out fake notifications about lottery wins dedicated to the upcoming tournament.

SpyEye Makers Get 24 Years in Prison

Two hackers convicted of making and selling the infamous SpyEye botnet creation kit were sentenced in Atlanta today to a combined 24 years in prison for helping to infect hundreds of thousands of computers with malware and stealing millions from unsuspecting victims.

Giant Food Sees Giant Card Fraud Spike

Citing a recent and large increase in credit card fraud, Washington, DC-area grocer Giant Food says it will no longer allow customers to use credit cards when purchasing gift cards and reloadable or prepaid debit cards.

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