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Jackpotting attacks are forcing ATMs to 'make it rain'

Organised criminals are physically accessing ATM machines and infecting them with malware that makes them spit out cash, in what reports are calling the first-ever confirmed case of "jackpotting" attacks in the US.

One third of Britons would apply to be a money mule

One third (32 percent) of Britons would apply for a job as a money mule - knowingly helping criminals launder money, according to the results of a fake job advert set up by Santander.

Hackers could steal from shipping companies by diverting cargo payments

Security researchers have found that freight messaging systems can be subverted to send money to criminals.

Not good: Ransomware is cheap to buy and developers are well paid

This fact rarely comes out on Law & Order, but for some crime pays. And pretty well. Developers of ransomware well paid and malware cheap to buy.

Russian Fatboy ransomware-as-a-service offers customer support over Jabber

Criminals are offering a new ransomware-as-a-service offering that uses a dynamic new targeting strategy that changes the cost of the ransom depending on the victim's location.

Met Police: Quarter of cyber-crimes solved, GDPR could be the next PPI

Search engines are the biggest aider and abetter of cyber-crime, according to the head of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit, speaking at a breakfast briefing last week.

Ransomware writers adopt cloud services

Cyber- criminals have noticed the lucrative opportunities for wrong-doing in leveraging cloud services and evolved new techniques to their benefit.