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Fleur Hyggins

Germany

Member since February 15, 2013


  • Metacafe: Law enforcement agencies grappling

    Communication, Industrial Design

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    Hass Associates Cyber Warning Tips and Reviews LONDON — International law enforcement agencies say the recent $45-million dollar ATM heist is just one of many scams they’re fighting in an unprecedented wave of sophisticated cyberattacks. Old-school robberies by masked criminals are being eclipsed by stealth multimillion dollar cybercrime operations which are catching companies and investigators by surprise. “We are seeing an unprecedented number of cyberscams that include phishing for financial data, viruses, credit card fraud and others,” Marcin Skowronek, an investigator at Europol’s European Cybercrime Center in The Hague said on Saturday. “In Europe, we are generally quite well protected against some types of fraud because of the chip and pin technology we use, but there are still shops and machines around the world who still take cards without chips. And the most popular destinations for this type of fraud are the United States and the Dominican Republic.” U.S. Investigators said Thursday a gang hit cash machines in 27 countries in two attacks — the first netting $5 million in December and then $40 million in February in a 10-hour spree that involved about 36,000 transactions. Hackers got into bank databases, eliminated withdrawal limits on prepaid debit cards and created access codes. Others loaded that data onto any plastic card — even a hotel keycard — with a magnetic stripe A similar scam yielded some 50 arrests this year in Europe during a joint police operation bet...