Clever Hackers Are Making ATMs Spit Out All Their Money

Make It Rain

A major ATM sales and services company is warning that thieves have found a new way of “jackpotting” ATM machines — causing them to spit out massive wads of cash, Ars Technica reports.

Jackpotting involves attaching rogue devices called “black boxes” to open up programming interfaces inside the ATM machine’s software and issue commands, forcing it to, proverbially, make it rain.

According to a statement issued by multinational banking solutions corporation Diebold Nixdorf, thieves have worked out a new way to get their hands of copious amounts of cash.

This $25,000 Gadget Can Steal Almost Any Car That Starts With a Fob

Game Boy Car

It’s stylized like a Nintendo Game Boy, but you won’t be able to play “Super Mario Land” on it.

Instead, the $25,000 device is designed to emulate the signal from a whole host of car makers’ key fobs. In other words, The Drive reports, it’s a skeleton car key — a devious gadget that lets you steal almost any modern car.

The SOS Key Tool is being sold by SOS Autokeys, a Bulgarian company that claims it doesn’t want to break any laws, according to The Drive. But potential owners won’t have to go through a background check, either. So, uh, we’re sure that everything they do will be perfectly legit.

Scientists Gene-Hack Human Cells to Turn Invisible

They gave human cells squid-like active camouflage.

By Dan Robitzski

Active Camo

By tinkering with the genetics of human cells, a team of scientists gave them the ability to camouflage.

To do so, they took a page out of the squid’s playbook, New Atlas reports. Specifically, they engineered the human cells to produce a squid protein known as reflectin, which scatters light to create a sense of transparency or iridescence.

Not only is it a bizarre party trick, but figuring out how to gene-hack specific traits into human cells gives scientists a new avenue to explore how the underlying genetics actually works.

Chinese Military Stole Millions of Americans’ Credit Data, AG Barr Charges

By Associated Press – Re-Blogged From Headline Wealth

Four members of the Chinese military have been charged with breaking into the networks of the Equifax credit reporting agency and stealing the personal information of tens of millions of Americans, the Justice Department said Monday, blaming Beijing for one of the largest hacks in history to target consumer data.

The 2017 breach affected more than 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, addresses, Social Security and driver’s license numbers and other personal information stored in the company’s databases.

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Chinese Nationals Accused in US of Decade of Hacking

By Bloomberg – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

Federal prosecutors in New York accused two Chinese nationals of conducting an “extensive” hacking campaign over more than a decade in association with Chinese state security officials, allegedly infiltrating 45 U.S. companies and government agencies in an effort to steal intellectual property and other data.

In an indictment unsealed in federal court in Manhattan, Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong were accused of conspiracy to commit computer intrusions. Their group is known in the cyber security community as Advanced Persistent Threat 10, according to prosecutors.

An 11-Year-Old Hacked and Changed Election Results in Less than 10 Minutes

By Madison Dibble – Re-Blogged From IJR

As concerns about the security of the United States’ elections continue to rise, Florida just underwent a disheartening test of their electronic voting.

During a hacking convention, DEFCON 26, an 11-year-old was able to hack into Florida’s voting system and change the results of the election.

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Dangerous Pseudo-Science in Cyber Security

By Leo Goldstein – Re-Blogged From WUWT

The CrowdStrike Con

CrowdStrike is the network security company, that was called by the DNC when it suspected a breach in its network in early May of 2016. CrowdStrike announced that there were at least two breaches by “two separate Russian intelligence-affiliated adversaries” — Fancy Bear (APT28) and Cozy Bear (APT29). CrowdStrike even suggested that Fancy Bear belongs to GRU (Russian military intelligence) and Cozy Bear belongs to FSB (Federal Security Service, replacement of KGB). The DNC was satisfied with CrowdStrike service and refused to let the FBI examine its servers, surprising even James Comey.  All data and alleged malware samples that were given to the FBI, CIA, NSA, DNI, other security companies, and the public came from CrowdStrike. There is something fishy in this, isn’t it? Especially when we learn that

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Sleeper Issues Poised To Rattle Markets

By Clint Siegner – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com

Investors have been well-trained in complacency. They have spent the past few years watching markets shrug off momentous geopolitical events – each more quickly than the last. Brexit’s impact faded within days. Trump’s election faded within hours.

Stocks traded at all-time highs this summer and volatility made all-time lows. That is the set-up as we head into the fall…

Almost nobody seems nervous. In this age of central planning and highly artificial markets, it is hard to tell when this period of strange market serenity will end. But vigilant investors should have a few ideas. The next few months are going to challenge the status quo.

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Hackable, Messy Politics

By John Rubino – Re-Blogged From Dollar Collapse

It’s already widely understood that the electronic voting machines used by a growing number of US states are easy to hack. But just how easy may not be clear. Consider this from today’s Wall Street Journal:

Hacker Cracks Voting Machine in Less Than 2 Hours

LAS VEGAS—A touch-screen voting machine used in a 2014 election in Virginia was hacked in about 100 minutes by exploiting a Windows XP flaw that was more than a decade old as part of a demonstration on security vulnerabilities in election technology.

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Cyber Hack Feared in USS John S. McCain Crash

By Cathy Burke – Re-Blogged From Newsmax

Red flags are being raised over fears that the latest at-sea collision involving the USS John S. McCain could have been caused by a cyberattack on the Navy’s electronic guidance systems, McClatchy reported.

The Pacific collision – the fourth involving a Seventh Fleet warship this year – occurred near the Strait of Malacca, a busy 1.7-mile-wide waterway connecting the Indian Ocean and South China Sea that accounts for roughly 25 percent of global shipping.

“When you are going through the Strait of Malacca, you can’t tell me that a Navy destroyer doesn’t have a full navigation team going with full lookouts on every wing and extra people on radar,” Jeff Stutzman, an ex-information warfare specialist in the Navy who works at Wapack Labs, told McClatchy.

“There’s something more than just human error going on because there would have been a lot of humans to be checks and balances.”

Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. John Richardson, did not rule out a cyberattack in the collision, from which 10 American sailors remain missing.

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Protect Your Wealth from Hackers

By Stephan Gleason – Re-Blogged From Money Metals Exchange

Could your wealth be hacked? It’s a threat most investors overlook. But they do so at their own peril.

If elections can be hacked, then so can bank and brokerage accounts, as well as any online platforms for digital currencies.

More than five months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the “Russia hacked the election” conspiracy theories still won’t go away. They’re expanding to also implicate Russian hackers for meddling in elections in France and elsewhere. The latest Russian hacking story centers on Qatar.

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