[funsec] Hackers prepare (not-so-typical) supermarket sweep

Juha-Matti Laurio juha-matti.laurio at netti.fi
Tue Sep 2 15:55:00 CDT 2008


"Self-checkout systems in UK supermarkets are being targeted by hi-tech criminals with stolen credit card details.

A BBC investigation has unearthed a plan hatching online to loot US bank accounts via the checkout systems.

Fake credit cards loaded with details from the accounts will be used to get cash or buy high value goods.

The supermarkets targeted said there was little chance the fraudsters would make significant gains with their plan.

With the help of computer security experts the BBC found a discussion on a card fraud website in which hi-tech thieves debated the best way to strip money from the US accounts.

The thieves claim to have comprehensive details of US credit and debit cards passed to them from an American gang who tapped phone lines between cash machines and banks."
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More at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7584258.stm
 
Juha-Matti


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