So far, police have not found evidence that a major organized hacking group was responsible for the Cosmos Bank heist, which involved the theft of $13.5 million through ATMs and unauthorized SWIFT transactions. What steps should banks take to avoid becoming the next cyber heist victim?
Police in India have launched a formal investigation of a malware attack on a Cosmos Bank ATM server that enabled attackers to siphon off US$13.4 million. Security experts say the incident raises many questions.
The FBI warns that cybercriminals are planning a large-scale operation aimed at emptying ATMs, a type of attack that has caused swift and costly losses for financial institutions. The attack may utilize data from a breach of an unknown card issuer, the FBI says.
In response to Indian banks' slow progress in addressing outdated ATMs, the Reserve Bank of India has ordered all financial services firms in India to upgrade their ATMs in a phased manner, with a final deadline of June 2019.
Following 33 arrests, police in Europe say they have dismantled a Romanian-led crime gang that used phishing attacks, online scams and fake invoices to steal more than $9 million from victims in Spain, including individuals as well as organizations ranging from hospitals to government agencies.
Fraudsters are now gingerly testing the waters in central and Western Europe with attacks that drain cash machines of their funds, according to a trade group that studies criminal activity around ATMs. Jackpotting in the region rose 231 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.
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The Department of Justice has charged two men, arrested in Connecticut near the scene of a jackpotting attack against a drive-up ATM, with bank fraud stemming from a malware attack. Police say they recovered $9,000 in $20 bills, as well a black box and other equipment from the suspects' car.
U.S. Secret Service alert: For the first time, malware-using fraudsters have been draining U.S. ATMs of their cash via what's known as a jackpotting or cash-out attack. Two older models of ATMs made by Diebold Nixdorf appear to have been targeted.
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