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FBI Uncovers Worldwide $9M ATM Card Scam (RBS WorldPay)

John Deutzman reports: A Fox 5 investigation exposes a worldwide ATM scam that swindled $9 million and possibly jeopardized sensitive information from people around the world. Law enforcement sources told Fox 5 it’s one of the most frightening well-coordinated heists they’ve ever seen. (Watch my video report at left.) Photos from security video (see...

FL: United Way Admits To Security Breach

According to CBS, United Way of Miami-Dade’s computer system was hacked. Files and applications were reportedly deleted early Christmas morning. The computer system contained personal information, including credit card information, but UW has not yet been able to determine if files were accessed. Read more on CBS

Ameriprise notifies customers of online breach

Ameriprise Advisor Services, Inc. (formerly H&R Block Financial Advisors) notified the Maryland Attorney General’s Office on December 24 of a breach involving a third-party vendor. According to the notification (pdf), AASI uses a third-party vendor to provide clients with online access to their accounts (usernames and passwords). The unnamed vendor notified them on December...

Guilty Plea: Blind Hacker Admits Harassment, Eavesdropping, Fraud

Kevin Poulsen reports on 18 year-old Matthew Weigman, a blind telephone hacker: In his plea deal with prosecutors, Weigman, who was born blind, admitted to a long criminal resume (.pdf). Among other things, he confessed to conspiring with other telephone hooligans who made hundreds of false calls to police that sent armed SWAT...