ATM attacks are among the most prevalent forms of fraud striking banking institutions and their customers. And while institutions are ever more vigilant at defending against these increasingly sophisticated crimes, the best defense might still be the simplest: Customer education.
Here are six consumer tips to help...
The U.S. Secret Service has broken up an alleged ring of ATM skimmers in Massachusetts, announcing the arrests of three suspects -- including one man who was in possession of nearly $100,000 when he was arrested.
Word on the street is that ATM skimming is now the most profitable crime, say Houston, Texas police who arrested two men accused of putting a skimming device on a local bank's ATM.
Houston Police Lieutenant Robert Manzo says that John Pierre Griffin and an unidentified man were caught putting the device on an ATM...
Reports of ATM fraud incidents continue to rise.
Criminals hit ATMs in two states over the recent holidays to skim account numbers and PINs from customers in North Carolina and Florida, according to police.
This is always a fun exercise.
I spent some time today looking back over all the articles we published (so far) in 2009.
And that number is 891, by the way - an average of just over 17 per week, or three-plus per weekday. But the number that concerned me most is 10 - what have been the top 10 most popular stories...
"The more things change, the more things stay the same." This old saying holds true when it comes to the different types of fraud hitting financial institutions.
In 2009, institutions were being hit from every angle with fraud schemes -- some were old, and some were new variations. Here is a roundup of the 10...
The top breaches of 2009 can be described in many ways, but the first word that comes to mind is "big."
With the announcement in January of the breach that surpassed the 2005 TJX breach, Heartland Payment Systems leads all of the hacks that hit or affected the financial services industry in 2009.
OK, it's year-end and everybody is thinking about the biggest this, biggest that of the year - of the decade, even. And we'll have our own lists, too, no worries. There's a lot to look back upon this year, and even more to look forward to in 2010.
But what are on my mind today are the big stories that no one seems...
Three ATM skimming operations in Maryland, Illinois and Georgia have netted thieves more than $120,000, according to law enforcement agencies investigating the crimes. These discoveries follow several recent incidents of ATM skimming in other states.
Government and business must think creatively to help safeguard America's digital assets, says Melissa Hathaway, the former White House acting senior director for cybersecurity who led President Obama's 60-day cybersecurity policy review.
Hathaway, an interview with GovInfoSecurity.com, cited the innovative...
Skimming - point-of-sale attacks at ATMs and sales terminals -- hurts everyone, including banks, retailers and their customers. And the PCI Security Standards Council is fighting the crime with a new set of best practices for skimming prevention.