Stories by Joe Uchill

FBI issues warning about ATM cash-out scheme

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The FBI warned banks Friday that a criminal group would imminently try to make massive, fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs, according to reporter Brian Krebs.

What they're saying: “The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach," the FBI wrote to banks, according to Krebs. The FBI advised banks to increase security on a number of fronts, including monitoring their own networks for unusual traffic.

5G nightmare: Hackers rejoice over new vulnerabilities

5G illustration
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The ways we secure all the internet-connected devices that litter our homes and offices — the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) — won't work for very long.

The big picture: Those devices are often built with flimsy defenses, leaving concerned owners to rely on external security tools and network scanning. And one expert warns that even those tools can't work with the next generation of technology that uses 5G connections rather than local networks.

Election hackers return to DEF CON as states look to Congress to fund solution

Andcherla Marcelin, a Miami-Dade election support specialists, checks voting machines for accuracy. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The hacker conference DEF CON launched its second annual election hacking extravaganza on Friday after last year's conference led cybersecurity enthusiasts to discover several security flaws in election equipment and are poised to do the same thing again this year.

The big picture: One secretary of state argued at the event that the problem may be less about rediscovering how unsecure machines are, and more about getting the funding to do anything about it.