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Hackers Steal Millions From European ATMs Using Malware That Spit Out Cash

Hackers Steal Millions From European ATMs Using Malware That Spit Out Cash

November 22, 2016Swati Khandelwal
ATM hackers who long relied on tactics of stealing payment card numbers and online banking credentials to steal millions are now targeting the bank itself to steal cash directly from the machines. Earlier this year, a gang of cyber criminals infected several ATMs with malware in Taiwan and Thailand that caused the machines to spit out millions in cash, and the gang members then stood in front of the infected ATMs at the appointed hour and collected the money. Now, the FBI has warned U.S. banks of the potential for similar ATM jackpotting attacks, saying that the agency is "monitoring emerging reports indicating that well-resourced and organized malicious cyber actors have intentions to target the U.S. financial sector." ATM jackpotting is a technique used to force automated teller machines to spit out cash. According to Russian cyber security firm Group-IB, cyber crooks have remotely infected ATMs with malware in more than dozen countries across Europe this year,
ATMs in Thailand Hacked; 12 Million Baht Stolen; 10,000 ATMs Prone to Hackers

ATMs in Thailand Hacked; 12 Million Baht Stolen; 10,000 ATMs Prone to Hackers

August 24, 2016Wang Wei
Thailand has suffered its first ATM Hack! An Eastern European gang of criminals has stolen over 12 Million Baht (approximately US$350,000) from a total of 21 ATMs in Bangkok and other five provinces by hacking a Thai bank's ATM network; police said Wednesday The Central Bank of Thailand (BoT) has issued a warning to all commercial banks about security flaws in roughly 10,000 ATMs that were exploited to steal cash from the machines. The warning came shortly after the state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) shut down approximately 3,000 of their ATMs following an ongoing police investigation into the recent hack in which hackers were able to infect many its cash machines with malware. GSB found that millions of Thailand Baht were stolen between August 1 and 8 from 21 ATMs across the provinces of Bangkok, Phuket, Chumphon, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Phetchaburi, and Surat Thani, the Bangkok Post reports. The hackers made over 12.29 Million Thailand Baht (US$346,000) by inser
Fraudsters Stole ¥1.4 Billion from 1,400 Japanese ATMs in Just 3 Hours

Fraudsters Stole ¥1.4 Billion from 1,400 Japanese ATMs in Just 3 Hours

May 23, 2016Mohit Kumar
In an era where major data hacks are on the rise, it is no surprise breaches on individuals are also up. In just three hours, over 100 criminals managed to steal ¥1.4 Billion ( approx. US$12.7 Million ) from around 1,400 ATMs placed in small convenience stores across Japan. The heist took place on May 15, between 5:00 am and 8:00 am, and looked like a coordinated attack by an international crime network. The crooks operated around 1,400 convenience store ATMs from where the cash was withdrawn simultaneously in 16 prefectures around Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kanagawa, Aichi, Nagasaki, Hyogo, Chiba and Nigata, The Mainichi reports . Also Read: Tyupkin Malware Hacking ATM Machines Worldwide Many ATM incidents involve a long-established technique called ' ATM Skimming ' in which criminals install devices to obtain card details via its magnetic stripe, or use ATM malware or from data breaches, and then work with so-called carders and money mules to pilfe
Police Arrested Hackers Who Stole Millions from European ATMs

Police Arrested Hackers Who Stole Millions from European ATMs

January 08, 2016Mohit Kumar
Romanian law enforcement authorities have arrested eight cyber criminals suspected of being part of an international criminal gang that pilfered cash from ATMs ( automatic teller machines ) using malware. The operation said to be one of the first operations of this type in Europe, was conducted in Romania and Moldova by Romanian National Police and the Directorate for Investigating Organised Crimes and Terrorism ( DIICOT ), with assistance from Europol, Eurojust and other European law enforcement authorities. Europol did not provide names of any of the eight criminals arrested but said that the gang allegedly used a piece of malware, dubbed Tyupkin , to conduct what are known as Jackpotting attacks and made millions by infecting ATMs across Europe and beyond. With the help of Tyupkin malware, the suspects were able to empty cash from infected ATMs by issuing commands through the ATM's pin pad. " The criminal group was involved in large scale ATM Jackpotting
Governments are not standing to the side anymore

Governments are not standing to the side anymore

December 22, 2012Anonymous
We have seen for the past couple years the cyber wasteland become something that is not dominated by young ambitious hackers anymore. The age of the Wild West is over and the big boys want a piece of the action. With so many infrastructures connected to the web these days it is only natural for more powerful and interested concerns to take their skills to the web. We are seeing the beginnings of true cyber war and it is something that is not going to be stop anytime soon. In the past, what we have seen mostly is governments stay behind the scenes and do defense when it comes to the cyber war. If the government did go on the offensive it would be in secret only discovered when some security firm would get lucky and find some code that would hint to government influence . But these days it is not like that anymore. Everyone knows that the governments of the world are going all out when it comes to cyber war. And the worst part about it is that when it comes to regular civilian
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