The US Department of Justice says it has arrested 18 international cybercriminals who have committed various financial crimes. scams and stole tens of millions of dollars from financial institutions and individuals using the Skimming method. Those hacker their purpose was to remove money from ATM and money laundering while also stealing more than $ 20 million in 17 different states.
According to Geoffrey S. Berman, a lawyer from New York, hackers have been accused of committing various crimes. crimessuch as bank fraud, device fraud and identity theft. The 18 accused imported skimming devices from various countries and placed them on ATMs to record debit card details and identification numbers when victims used ATMs. The stolen information were then used to withdraw cash from the victim's bank accounts in fraudulent ways.
"The Skimming company illegally received information from them accounts debit cards using state-of-the-art technology to secretly record debit card numbers and personal identification numbers on automated teller machines and then manufacture counterfeit and misleading debit cards. Members of Skimming then used these cards to fraudulently withdraw cash from the victims' bank accounts, "the Justice Ministry said in a report.
"If found guilty, each defendant will be charged with access fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 7,5 years, conspiracy to commit systemic and bank fraud, which carries a maximum prison term of 30 years, and theft of carries a mandatory two-year prison sentence followed by any other sentence imposed, ”the report added.
Recently, security experts discovered one malicious software designed to exploit Indian banks' ATMs to steal sensitive customer information. Malicious software, called ATMDtrack, allows intruders to read and store customer card data when it is introduced into infected ATMs.
According to Konstantin Zykov, a researcher at Kaspersky Labs, the attacker who created the ATMDtrack has been identified as a member of the Lazarus team, which is controlled by the North Korean intelligence bureau. The scandalous group Lazarus is the prime suspect in a series of cyberattacks, including attacks on Sony Pictures Entertainment's 2014 and attack ransomware by WannaCry on 2017.
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