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  • Visa Delays Chip Deadline for Pumps To 2020 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:06:50 +0000
    Visa this week delayed by three years a deadline for fuel station owners to install payment terminals at the pump that are capable of handling more secure chip-based cards. Experts say the new deadline -- extended from 2017 -- comes amid a huge spike in fuel pump skimming, and means fraudsters will have another three years to fleece banks and their customers by installing card-skimming devices at the pump.
  • ‘Avalanche’ Global Fraud Ring Dismantled Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:50:20 +0000
    In what's being billed as an unprecedented global law enforcement response to cybercrime, federal investigators in the United States, United Kingdom and Europe today say they've dismantled a sprawling cybercrime machine known as "Avalanche" -- a distributed, cloud-hosting network that for the past seven years has been rented out to fraudsters for use in launching countless malware and phishing attacks.
  • New Mirai Worm Knocks 900K Germans Offline Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:21:07 +0000
    More than 900,000 customers of German ISP Deutsche Telekom (DT) were knocked offline this week after their Internet routers got infected by a new variant of a computer worm known as Mirai. The malware wriggled inside the routers via a newly discovered vulnerability in a feature that allows ISPs to remotely upgrade the firmware on the devices. But the new Mirai malware turns that feature off once it infests a device, complicating DT's cleanup and restoration efforts.

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