×atm-digger-attack.jpg Security Online security 101: How to protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Will 5G play a role in IoT security? Cybersecurity: This giant wargame is preparing for the next big election hack Security: Europe’s pushback against Chinese tech has only just begun Over the past month, criminal gangs have been using diggers to break building walls and steal ATMs across Northern Ireland. Nine such incidents have happened already, with the latest being reported last night. Reports from Irish news sites say crooks steal nearby digging equipment, which they use to knock down building walls, scoop the ATMs in the diggers’ cups, and then place it in the back of a truck or van that had its roof cut off. The gangs involved in these attacks flee the scenes in their trucks and vans, leaving the digger behind. Attacks, some of which have been recorded on CCTV cameras, last no more than a few minutes, giving crooks enough time to escape before police arrive on the scene. Irish media reported ten digger attacks on ATMs this year, most of them in April, with nine successful [1, 2, 3, 4]. Report: ATM physical attacks on the rise News about these attacks broke in the same week that the European Association for Secure Transactions (EAST), a non-profit organization that tracks the EU financial sector, released an end-of-year report on ATM attacks across Europe during 2018. The Northern Ireland digger attacks are what EAST would classify as an ATM physical… [Read full story]
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