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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 The crooks operated around 1,400 convenience store ATMs from where the cash was withdrawn simultaneously in 16 prefectures around Japan, including Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, Kanagawa, Aichi, Nagasaki, Hyogo, Chiba and Nigata, The Mainichi reports .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
This $10 Device Can Guess and Steal Your Next Credit Card Number before You've Received It

This $10 Device Can Guess and Steal Your Next Credit Card Number before You've Received It

November 25, 2015Mohit Kumar
Imagine you have lost your credit card and applied for a fresh credit card from your bank. What if some criminal is using your new credit card before you have even received it? Yes, it's possible at least with this $10 device. Hardware hacker Samy Kamkar has built a $10 device that can predict and store hundreds of American Express credit card numbers, allowing anyone to use them for wireless payment transactions, even at non-wireless terminals. The device, dubbed MagSpoof , guesses the next credit card numbers and new expiration dates based on a cancelled credit card's number and when the replacement card was requested respectively. This process does not require the three or four-digit CVV numbers that are printed on the back side of the credit cards. Also Read:  How Hackers Can Hack Your Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards The tiny gadget would be a dream of any card fraudster who can pilfer cash from the stolen credit cards even after they have been blocked
Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards and The Deadline: Here's What You need To Know

Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards and The Deadline: Here's What You need To Know

October 01, 2015Khyati Jain
October 1 Liability shift ENDS! Today, 1st October 2015 , is the deadline for US-based Banks and Retailers to roll out Chip-embedded Credit Cards ( powered by EVM Technology ) to customers that will make transactions more secure. EVM Technology stands for Europay , MasterCard and Visa -- a global standard for Payment Cards equipped with Chips used to authenticate chip card transactions. Starting Thursday, Merchants must have new Payment Terminals installed to accept Chip Cards in their stores or restaurants. Otherwise, they will be responsible for credit card frauds. Stephanie Ericksen, Visa's Vice President Risk Products said, " That's the date by which if a merchant doesn't have a chip terminal, and a counterfeit card is used at that location, they may be liable for that fraud on that transaction. '' 60% Customers Still have Old Credit Cards However, If you have not received a new credit card with chip technology, don't worry,
Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

Hacker Who Stole Money From Bill Gates Arrested in Philippines

April 13, 2015Mohit Kumar
What if you get into the bank account of the World’s most richest person? Maybe it could be difficult for you as well as I. But not for this guy… ... Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov , a Bulgarian hacker, who hacked into the ATM and stole thousands of dollars from the bank account of Microsoft mogul Bill Gates with fake ATM cards arrested in Philippines, according to the Philippine National Police. The 31-year-old man was arrested red-handed by the Philippine National Police while he was withdrawing cash from an ATM using fake cards. He had stolen tens of thousands of dollars from many victims by hacking into the automated teller machines (ATMs). In 2011, Kavrakov got arrested and was jailed in Paraguay for hacking into the Bill Gates' account in The Philippines' densely-populated Quezon City and stealing thousands of dollars. Since then Kavrakov was on the hit list of many countries police. During the arrest, the police recovered seven cloned credit card
Beware of Skimming Devices Installed on the ATM Vestibule Doors

Beware of Skimming Devices Installed on the ATM Vestibule Doors

March 19, 2015Wang Wei
Despite anti-skimmer ATM Lobby access control system available in the market, we have seen a number of incidents in recent years where criminals used card skimmers at ATM doors. Few years back, cyber criminals started using card skimmers on the door of the ATM vestibule , where customers have to slide their credit or debit cards to gain access to the ATM. The typical ATM Skimming devices are used by fraudsters capture both magnetic stripe data contained on the back of a debit or credit card as well as the PIN number that is entered by the customer when using the ATM. In recent case discussed by Brian, cyber criminal installed the card skimming device on the ATM Lobby Card Access Control and a pinhole hidden camera pointed at the ATM's keyboard. Basically, it's an ATM skimmer that requires no modification to the ATM. The card skimmer hidden on the ATM door records the debit and credit card information , and the pinhole camera records the PIN number the
Smart ATM offers Cardless Cash Withdrawal to Avoid Card Skimmers

Smart ATM offers Cardless Cash Withdrawal to Avoid Card Skimmers

March 16, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Banks have tried every effort, from providing Magnetic Stripes based Credit and Debit Cards to Chip-and-Pin Cards , in order to secure its users from credit card cloning and card Skimmers. It has been known from years that Magnetic stripe are incredibly hackable, but  Chip-n-Pin cards have also been hacked and successfully cloned by a group of security researchers. A unit of Canada’s Bank of Montreal, BMO Harris Bank is  launching  the U.S.’s biggest cardless ATM network that allows its customers to withdraw cash within seconds, using nothing but their smartphones. NO CARD, NO PIN, JUST YOUR SMARTPHONE According to the bank, there is no need to enter PIN and instead of swiping the card, customers have to sign into mobile banking app " Mobile Cash ", hold their smartphones over the QR code on the ATM screen and the cash gets delivered. This cardless cash withdrawal technology will boost security, speed up transactions and reduce frauds because no card informat
Quantum Encryption Makes Credit Cards Fraud-Proof

Quantum Encryption Makes Credit Cards Fraud-Proof

December 17, 2014Wang Wei
Credit card frauds are very common these days – today a data breach occurs in retailer’s shop, online shopping site or banking site and at the next moment millions of cards appears in the underground black market – how simple is that for cyber criminals nowadays. But imagine if there is no possible way to hack credit cards and ID cards. Seems like next to impossible, but quantum cryptography ensures that stealing people's personal data will soon be very difficult for hackers and cyber thieves due to an extra layer of verification. SECURE FRAUD-PROOF CREDIT CARDS The research at the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands has suggested that " fraud-proof " credit cards are possible to develop using Quantum Physics that will protect users’ financial and personal information from hackers. Security researchers describe this extra layer of verification as Quantum-Secure Authentication (QSA) of a " classical multiple-scattering key ." With the
Fraudsters Physically Deploy Malicious Software to Hack ATMs

Fraudsters Physically Deploy Malicious Software to Hack ATMs

May 31, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Criminals will not let any way to cheat an ATM machine out of its cash, as it’s one of the easiest way for them to get the hands on cash. ATM skimmers have now discovered a new and high-tech approach to target cash machines directly by inserting a physical notorious device into it instead. According to the Chinese press , two Ukrainian men arrested in Macau for reportedly planting the malicious software program in the seven Macau bank ATMs. This could came out as the quickest method to hack the cash machines. HACKING ATM MACHINES The two accused were arrested this week by the authorities in Macau, a Chinese territory approximately west of Hong Kong, but the two are from Ukraine and had successfully stolen almost $100,000 by corrupting more than seven ATMs with a computer virus. According to the authorities, the men allegedly used a green object device ( as shown in the image ) to carry out the money fraud. They first connected the device to a laptop and then inserted
Pre-Play Vulnerability Allows Chip-and-PIN Payment Card Cloning

Pre-Play Vulnerability Allows Chip-and-PIN Payment Card Cloning

May 20, 2014Mohit Kumar
In March this year, we reported that the major card distributor companies, VISA and Mastercard are migrating to EMV chip cards , also known as PIN-and-Chip cards. Unlike traditional magnetic stripe payment cards, EMV chip cards generates a unique code for every transaction, making it nearly* impossible for criminals to use the card for counterfeit fraud. But Nothing is perfectly secure, even not the PIN-and-Chip based payment cards. All anti-cloning theories were already proven wrong, when a group of researchers found a way to hack the Credit and Debit cards based on the latest Chip-and-Pin technology. Back in 2012, we reported about a research paper entitled “ Chip and Skim: cloning EMV cards with the pre-play attack ” published ( old paper ) by team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK, who demonstrated that Chip and PIN payment card systems are also vulnerable to Card Cloning. The same team of researchers presented their EVM related research last Mond
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