Most of the ATM skimmers I’ve profiled in this blog were parts designed to mimic and to fit on top of existing cash machine components, such as card acceptance slots or PIN pads. But sometimes, skimmer thieves find success in modifying or wholesale swapping out ATM parts with compromised look-alikes.
When it’s time to book a vacation or a quick getaway, many of us turn to travel reservation sites like Expedia, Travelocity and other comparison services. But there’s a cybercrime-friendly booking service that is not well-known. When cyber crooks want to get away — with a crime — increasingly they are turning to underground online booking services that make it easy for crooks to rent hacked PCs that can help them ply their trade anonymously.
The recent massive data leak from email services provider Epsilon means that it is likely that many consumers will be exposed to an unusually high number of email-based scams in the coming weeks and months. So this is an excellent… Read More »
Security experts are warning consumers to be especially alert for more targeted email scams in the coming weeks and months, following news that a breach at a major email marketing firm exposed names and email addresses for customers of some of the nation’s largest banks and corporate brand names.
Supermarket giant Kroger Company is the latest major business to disclose that its customer list has fallen into the hands of spammers and scam artists.