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  • Report: ATM Skimmer Gang Had Protection from Mexican Attorney General’s Office Tue, 26 May 2020 21:45:37 +0000
    A group of Romanians operating an ATM company in Mexico and suspected of bribing technicians to install sophisticated Bluetooth-based skimmers in cash machines throughout several top Mexican tourist destinations have enjoyed legal protection from a top anti-corruption official in the Mexican attorney general's office, according to a new complaint filed with the government's internal affairs division.
  • Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’ Sat, 23 May 2020 13:40:05 +0000
    When a reliable method of scamming money out of people, companies or governments becomes widely known, underground forums and chat networks tend to light up with activity as more fraudsters pile on to claim their share. And that's exactly what appears to be going on right now as multiple U.S. states struggle to combat a tsunami of phony Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims. Meanwhile, a number of U.S. states are possibly making it easier for crooks by leaking their citizens' personal data from the very websites the unemployment scammers are using to file bogus claims.
  • Ukraine Nabs Suspect in 773M Password ‘Megabreach’ Tue, 19 May 2020 16:46:21 +0000
    In January 2019, dozens of media outlets raised the alarm about a new “megabreach” involving the release of some 773 million stolen usernames and passwords that was breathlessly labeled “the largest collection of stolen data in history.” A subsequent review by KrebsOnSecurity quickly determined the data was years old and merely a compilation of credentials pilfered from mostly public data breaches. Earlier today, authorities in Ukraine said they’d apprehended a suspect in the case.

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