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PoSeidon, brother of Zeus, forks up point of sale terminals

Cisco has found a new and stupendously badass breed of point of sale (POS) malware it says is meaner than the code that tore through Target. The "PoSeidon" malware is built on the shoulders of infamous Zeus money sucking exploit kit and sports improvements to BlackPOS which plundered millions from Target payment terminals in …
Darren Pauli, 23 Mar 2015

Home Depot hacker hosing cost a wallet-draining $43m (so far)

Hacked hardware mart Home Depot has forked out $43m to quash spot fires emanating from the data breach inferno this year, SEC filing documents show. The payout covered damages from the theft of 56 million payment cards and 53 million email addresses. It covered the cost of investigating this year's five-month-long breach, …
Darren Pauli, 27 Nov 2014

US carder gets nine years in cooler, must pay back $50 MEELLION

Georgia carder Cameron Harrison has been sentenced to nine years jail and ordered to pay US$50.8 million in restitution for purchasing stolen credit cards from scuttled website carder.su. Harrison, 28, who used the handle Kilobit pleaded guilty to three charges and was sentenced overnight by Nevada District Judge Andrew Gordon …
Darren Pauli, 14 Nov 2014

Carders offer malware with the human touch to defeat fraud detection

A new cybercrime tool promises to use credit card numbers in a more human way that is less likely to attract the attention of fraud-detection systems, and therefore be more lucrative for those who seek to profit from events like the Target breach. The "Voxis Platform" is billed as "advanced cash out software" that promises to …
Darren Pauli, 30 Oct 2014
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Credit card thieves setting up safe seller certifications

Breakpoint In the world of carding, you get what you pay for: stolen cards are cheaper on riskier public trading forums and more pricey on closed more reliable markets, according to recent analysis. Since 2007, Michigan State University associate professor Thomas Holt, University of North Carolina assistant professor Olga Smirnova and Yi …
Darren Pauli, 8 Oct 2014
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Sydney coppers clobber cabbie carder crims

Sydney police have swooped on a fraud ring that implanted skimmers into taxis to clone customers' credit cards. Police on July 1 arrested four men involved in the ring including a 29 year-old taxi driver at Chullora, nabbed a fifth chap later that day, and raided a Sydney CBD unit where 800 credit cards, a laptop and cloning …
Darren Pauli, 11 Jul 2014
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Brazilian baddies bank Boleto billions

Brazilian bad guys appear to have made an astonishing $US3.75 billion by scraping a tonne of tiny transactions from a popular payment system used by locals, RSA researcher Eli Marcus says. The carders operating a single fraud ring may have netted enough over the last two years to foot 80 percent of Brazil's $4.7 billion World …
Darren Pauli, 3 Jul 2014
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ANZ Bank coughs up as Broome biz fleeced in man-in-the-middle diddle

Fraudsters have nicked $50,000 from a Broome Real Estate business after breaking into the agency's ANZ Bank account and altering payment details. The cons pulled off a man-in-the-middle attack to gain access to the company's account and change the Pay Anyone bank details associated with a client. Hutchinson Real Estate …
Darren Pauli, 7 May 2014
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Fugitive Shadowcrew suspect hauled into US court... 9 YEARS on

US prosecutors have finally got their hands on a fugitive cybercrime suspect, nine years after the Bulgarian national was indicted (PDF) over his alleged involvement in the infamous Shadowcrew carding forum. Aleksi Kolarov, 30, appeared in a Newark, New Jersey court on Monday following his extradition from Paraguay last Friday …
John Leyden, 2 Jul 2013
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Frenchie bean-counters sweet-talked into slipping on Trojans

Crooks hoping to empty company bank accounts are calling up the firms' bean-counters to chase invoices packed with hidden malware. Finance staff are tricked into opening the booby-trapped messages in phone calls from con men, who claim to have emailed in legit paperwork that needs urgent attention. The documents instead …
John Leyden, 14 May 2013
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Greek police nab Pentagon hacking carding suspect

Greek police have arrested an 18-year-old suspected of hacking into systems run by Interpol, the FBI, and the Pentagon. The unnamed Athens-resident teenager - known only by his online handle nsplitter - allegedly began his hacking spree with an attack against the FBI when he was only 15. However, investigators reckon his main …
John Leyden, 8 Jun 2011
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Feds turn one in four black-hat hackers into snitches

One in four criminal hackers turn snitches under pressure from US authorities. The FBI and US Secret Service – the two lead agencies in the fight against cybercrime in the US – have used the threat of prison to create an army of informers, according to an investigation by The Guardian. A climate of mistrust has been sown among …
John Leyden, 7 Jun 2011
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Teen cybercrime forum boss jailed

A UK teenager who ran a prolific cybercrime forum from home has been jailed for five years. Nick Webber, 19, maintained the Ghostmarket.net market which boasted 8,000 memberships and facilitated a range of crimes including the sale of stolen credit card and personal details. Police recovered the details of thousands of credit …
John Leyden, 3 Mar 2011
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Facebook for hackers shut down in Pakistan

Five alleged hackers have been arrested by the Pakistani authorities in raids that led to the closure the Pakbugs hacking and carding forum. The operation, run by Pakistan's Cyber Crime department of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), followed complaints by "national and multinational organisations" over a series of website …
John Leyden, 13 Jul 2010
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Fake ATM scam rumbled by Defcon hackers

White hat hackers attending the DefCon conference in Vegas last week uncovered the presence of a fake ATM in the show's venue. Fraudsters placed a fake ATM kiosk in the Riviera Hotel Casino at an unknown time prior to the conference. The scam was uncovered after eagle-eyed hackers noticed something wrong with the machine. " …
John Leyden, 3 Aug 2009
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German cops bust cybercrime forum

German police have arrested several members of a hacking forum linked to the distribution of Trojan horse software that infected 80,000 computers. The www.codesoft.cc messageboard was being abused by cybercrooks to exchange tips on ways to use malware and other means to create counterfeit credit cards, according to cybercops …
John Leyden, 4 Mar 2009

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