Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

Secret Service Investigates Breach at U.S. Govt IT Contractor

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a breach at a Virginia-based government technology contractor that saw access to several of its systems put up for sale in the cybercrime underground, KrebsOnSecurity has ...
Meet Bluetana, the Scourge of Pump Skimmers

Meet Bluetana, the Scourge of Pump Skimmers

"Bluetana," a new mobile app that looks for Bluetooth-based payment card skimmers hidden inside gas pumps, is helping police and state employees more rapidly and accurately locate compromised fuel stations across the ...
New Breed of Fuel Pump Skimmer Uses SMS and Bluetooth

New Breed of Fuel Pump Skimmer Uses SMS and Bluetooth

Fraud investigators say they've uncovered a sophisticated new breed of credit card skimmers being installed at gas pumps that is capable of relaying stolen card data via mobile text message, thereby enabling ...
Secret Service: Theft Rings Turn to Fuze Cards

Secret Service: Theft Rings Turn to Fuze Cards

Street thieves who specialize in cashing out stolen credit and debit cards increasingly are hedging their chances of getting caught carrying multiple counterfeit cards by relying on Fuze Cards, a smartcard technology ...
USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

USPS Site Exposed Data on 60 Million Users

U.S. Postal Service just fixed a security weakness that allowed anyone who has an account at usps.com to view account details for some 60 million other users, and in some cases to ...
U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service

A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that "Informed Delivery," a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that lets residents view scanned images of all incoming mail, was likely to be abused ...
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Secret Service Warns of Surge in ATM ‘Wiretapping’ Attacks

The U.S. Secret Service is warning financial institutions about a recent uptick in a form of ATM skimming that involves cutting cupcake-sized holes in a cash machine and then using a combination ...
Secret Service Warns of Chip Card Scheme

Secret Service Warns of Chip Card Scheme

The U.S. Secret Service is warning financial institutions about a new scam involving the temporary theft of chip-based debit cards issued to large corporations. In this scheme, the fraudsters intercept new debit ...
First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs

First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs

ATM "jackpotting" -- a sophisticated crime in which thieves install malicious software and/or hardware at ATMs that forces the machines to spit out huge volumes of cash on demand -- has long ...