Gina Heeb, provided by Published 8:05 am PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 REUTERS/Noah Berger The FBI reportedly sent a confidential email to banks Friday outlining a potential ATM security threat. The scheme is known as an "ATM cash-out." Hackers use malware to access machines, lift controls and access large sums of money. The FBI is privately warning banks of a potential global hacking scheme that could be carried out through their ATMs. Recommended Video: Now Playing: The FBI issued a formal warning that Russian computer hackers had compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and could collect user information or shut down network traffic. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Media: Veuer The bureau sent a confidential alert to banks Friday to notify them individuals are planning a large-scale fraud scheme known as an "ATM cash-out," journalist Brian Krebs first reported on his cybersecurity news website. FBI spokesperson Lauren Hagee … [Read more...] about The FBI is reportedly quietly warning banks of a potential large-scale hacking scheme that could hit their ATMs
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Updated 4:55 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man accused of lying on his U.S. immigration forms about his ties to Liberian war criminals has been convicted of fraud. Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu was convicted Tuesday after a three-week trial that included testimony from foreign reporters and intelligence officials. He was convicted on 11 perjury, immigration fraud and other charges stemming from answers he gave on a 2006 application for citizenship, saying he never took part in the overthrow of a government. Immigration and human rights investigators say he was part of Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia, which sparked a multifaction tribal conflict and civil war. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Mom arrested after leaving kid at popular Tex-Mex spot San Antonio Express-News 1 hospitalized in fire that gutted S.A. home San Antonio Express-News Driver hits skateboarder on S.A. road, flees … [Read more...] about 2nd Liberian man convicted in US immigration fraud case
Mark Curriden of The Texas Lawbook Published 5:54 pm, Monday, June 4, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 SEC charges 'Whale Whisperer' with securities fraud 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a musician and composer who designed sound systems at the ballparks for the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers with misleading financial investors and misusing $3.3 million for luxury Las Vegas hotels, designer clothing and large cash withdrawals at casino ATMs. In federal court documents filed Monday in Dallas, the SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office charges Paul Gilman, also known in music circles as the "Whale Whisperer," with violating the antifraud provisions of federal securities law. The victims of the fraud include a Houston businessman, a psychology professor from Parker, Texas, and a church minister in Franklin, Tennessee. RELATED: SEC alleges that Plano oil operators used investor … [Read more...] about SEC charges ‘Whale Whisperer’ with securities fraud
These days, with all of our card options, not to mention Venmo and PayPal and Zelle, you do not need to carry huge amounts of cash — or any — when traveling. That does not necessarily mean your finances are safer. “Skimmers” can grab your financial data when you swipe your card, and you may not know anything about it until you literally pay the price.And skimming is on the rise. Last year, analytics firm FICO found, there was a 10 percent increase in the United States in payment cards that were compromised at ATMs and merchant card readers — following a 70 percent rise in 2016. Between 2014 and 2015, FICO reported a 546 percent increase in ATMs that were compromised by criminals.While the trained eye may be able to detect some skimmers (they can be attached to a cash machine or reader and may move if you wiggle them) others are all but invisible, consisting of a wafer-thin reader that fits inside the actual card slot. Skimmers can be placed … [Read more...] about Avoid ATMs on weekends, choose your gas pump wisely and other tips to keep your finances safe when traveling
I’m putting the liars on notice.The most underappreciated application for the combination of augmented reality (A.R.) and artificial intelligence (A.I.) is persistent lie detection.Smartphones and smart glasses will soon support apps that show you in real time whether the person you’re talking to is telling the truth or lying. Imagine how that will affect business meetings, sales presentations, job interviews and department status updates.(Not to mention political speech. Some 35 years ago, late-night talk show host Johnny Carson imagined what it would be like if politicians were hooked up to lie detectors.)Soon, you won’t have to imagine it. There will be an app for that.Old-fashioned lie detectors, called polygraphs, track blood pressure, breathing and other physiological metrics to gauge stress levels during questioning. The administrator of a polygraph asks questions to determine a baseline response, then watches for signs of stress with additional … [Read more...] about Will augmented reality make lying obsolete?