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.
In a fast changing world, financial institutions are increasingly at the mercy of smart assaults on their ATM networks. Vigilance is no longer enough to defend against ATM fraud. Breaches are inevitable as hackers develop new methods for exploiting ATM security vulnerabilities. In order to win, security tech needs a...
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.
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.
The Anunak/Carbanak gang continues to rob financial services firms and retailers, in part with ATM malware. A new report says the cybercrime gang has stolen up to $1 billion from banks in Russia, the U.S. and beyond.
Researchers demonstrate how ATMs could be hacked - without installing malware - by connecting a tiny computer to an inside port, bypassing the ATM's own computer and instructing the cash dispenser to begin issuing money.
ATM skimming attack sophistication, and recent global upticks in ATM cash-out schemes, have put a spotlight on ATM-related fraud. Banking institutions, in particular, have struggled to keep up with some of these emerging ATM fraud schemes. One challenge banks and credit unions face is that their ATM networks are often...
Criminals have infected at least 50 ATMs in Eastern Europe, including Russia, with malware, dispensing millions of dollars in cash directly to money mules. Interpol warns such attacks could spread worldwide.
The FFIEC has issued notices spelling out its expectations for the steps that financial institutions should take to mitigate risks posed by ATM cash-out schemes and the continued DDoS attacks on public-facing websites.