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  • Secret Service warning banks about ATM 'jackpotting'

    01/29/2018 7:07:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    KGO ^ | 1/29/18 | David Louie
    Thieves have discovered a new way to exploit older ATM's into spitting out every dollar they hold. It's called jackpotting because of the speed of the bills flying out, resembling how slot machines used to pay out coins. The Secret Service has warned financial institutions to expect a wave of jackpotting over the next week to 10 days, based on its investigation of ATM crimes in several parts of the country. The U.S. appears to be the latest target. In 2016, jackpotting yielded $13 million from ATM's. Twelve European countries and Mexico have also been hit recently. Ahmed Banafa, from...
  • ATM makers warn of 'jackpotting' hacks on U.S. machines

    01/27/2018 8:12:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp, two of the world’s largest ATM makers, have warned that cyber criminals are targeting U.S. cash machines with tools that force them to spit out cash in hacking schemes known as “jackpotting.” ... NCR said in a Friday alert that the cases were the first confirmed “jackpotting” losses in the United States. It said its equipment had not been targeted in the recent attacks, but that it was still a concern for the entire ATM industry. “This should be treated by all ATM deployers as a call to action to take appropriate steps to...
  • Is the ATM Machine Bulletproof?

    11/30/2017 9:47:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/30/2017 | J Hines
    Ever wonder if the ATM machines are bulletproof? Maybe they are as you can see most ATM don’t have bullets holes in it. Youtuber Edwin Sarkissian gets a hold of a surplus one and does some testing to see what happens if you shoot at it with different calibers. Results -9mm, 116 grain – one round out of three didn’t penetrate, no exit on the other side. -44 Magnum Desert Eagle, hollow points – same results as 9mm. -AK 7.62×9 – only one round went through the whole ATM machine. -.50 Cal – All rounds went through the ATM These...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

    07/13/2017 8:44:01 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies
    Wash. Post ^ | 07/13/2017 | Assoc. Press
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Texas man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape, police said Thursday. The contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the back of the ATM, Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper said. He couldn’t let himself out of the room because he didn’t have a keycard on him and was unable to notify bank employees for help. “Apparently he left his cellphone and the swipe card he needed to...
  • bank of america atm keeps check, but later debits deposit

    05/30/2017 6:16:23 PM PDT · by SteveH · 59 replies
    me | 5/30/2017 | me
    i have electronic banking with bank of america. a few days ago i deposited a tax refund check using atm, since b of a deducts a hefty fee for any face to face electronic checking account transactions. today i got a notice in the mail that my deposit was debited because my spouse was also on the check but not on my account, even though it was countersigned. along with the notice i got a copy of the check but not the check itself. what are my rights? i feel like reporting it as a robbery to the local police.
  • It's Conquered Xavier University, Now Pizza ATM Is Ready to Take the Continent

    01/07/2017 1:29:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    WCPO ^ | Jan 6, 2017 | Bob Driehaus
    Xavier University has been the only place in North America since August where pilgrims could journey for a slice of Pizza ATM pizza. But the gospel of artisanal pizza served hot out of a machine is about to spread across the continent. Colleges and businesses in 20 states and Canada have expressed interest in buying their own Pizza ATM, and the first few successors to XU's may ship in January, according to Alec Verlin, Pizza ATM's product representative. "We purposely pushed back (distribution) for everybody," he said. "We were not prepared that volume of inquiries." Pizza ATM cools its burners...
  • U-Haul truck with stolen ATMs found in DC

    01/03/2017 5:41:14 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP (Washington DC) ^ | 11:21 PM. EST January 02, 2017 | Mike Murillo | @MikeMurilloWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An anonymous call to 911 led police to a U-Haul truck full of ATMs in Southeast D.C. Monday. The truck was found abandoned on the 2000 block of 38th Street SE around 12:30 p.m. Monday.
  • Want Groceries in Venezuela? First Stop at Six ATMs

    12/02/2016 7:46:04 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 2, 2016 | Daniel Cancel
    Domingris Montano did the calculations as she stood in the rain at the midpoint of a queue outside a bank in Caracas. She needed to buy groceries. A package of rice would cost 3,500 bolivars, more than half the daily withdrawal limit, and the automated teller machine might be empty by the time her turn came. Maybe she could hit a few more before dark? “I’ve had to go to six different ATMs just to get 6,000 bolivars,” said Montano, a 36-year-old hair stylist...
  • Japan ATM scam using fraudulent cards nets $12.7m

    05/23/2016 5:43:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-23-16 | BBC
    Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports. The withdrawals targeted 7-Eleven cash machines, which unlike most in Japan accept foreign cards. South Africa's Standard Bank estimated its total losses at $19.25m.
  • Morgan Stanley's CEO just uttered the 3 words every employee dreads: Lower Cost Centers

    01/19/2016 1:36:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/19/2016 | Portia Crowe and Matt Turner
    Morgan Stanley just announced fourth-quarter earnings, and it is providing detail to investors on a cost-saving plan called Project Streamline. During a conference call, CEO James Gorman uttered a sentence that will most likely make the bank's staff shudder. "Too many employees based in high-cost centers are doing work that can sensibly be done in LOWER-COST CENTERS," he said. "Now is the time to tackle head-on our infrastructure costs." The mention of "lower-cost centers" most likely means the bank is looking to shift jobs overseas or to low-cost locations in the US. His comments echo a line in his presentation,...
  • Bernie Sanders Says Something Unbelievably Stupid on Twitter, Instantly Gets Obliterated

    01/06/2016 10:27:19 AM PST · by Reddy · 72 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | 1/5/15 | Michael Cantrell
    I’ve long had suspicions that Sen. Bernie Sanders is absolutely cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs, but his latest tweet pretty much put any doubts I may have had completely at rest. Sanders made a ridiculous statement about ATM withdrawal fees, and as you can probably guess, the responses were priceless. Oh, Bernie. Just what exactly are we going to do with you? Besides not elect you as president that is. Obviously, this man is 100 percent out of touch with reality. Bonkers. Loco. A few french fries short of a full Happy Meal. What does it say about the state of...
  • The Bernie Sanders pledge: $2 ATM fees

    01/06/2016 2:36:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Las Vegas Now ^ | 1/05/16 | Heather Long
    **SNIP** Sanders has made Wall Street a top issue, and says bankers are "destroying the very fabric of our nation." It's helping him remain competitive in key states like Iowa and, especially New Hampshire. A decade ago, about half of America trusted banks. Now that trust has fallen to a historic low of just 20%, according to Gallup. "Greed, fraud, dishonesty and arrogance. These are some of the words that best describe the reality of Wall Street today," Sanders said. Bernie wants to break up the banks.
  • “Bone-Thin” Obama Appearance Renews Poor Health Rumors

    10/13/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by all the best · 119 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | October 10, 2015
    He continues to battle a nicotine addiction and has spent a small fortune keeping his records private – including his medical history. Though viewed as the picture of health in 2008, Barack Obama appeared more gaunt the following year and since then weight fluctuations became more numerous and more dramatic as a chameleon-like cycle of a man who shows up looking drastically different than he did just weeks prior. Rumors of heavy makeup for public appearances to mask “skin discoloration issues” have persisted for a number of years, as has the ongoing speculation of what was the true nature of...
  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    07/28/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | July 28, 2015
    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial Avenue when one of them placed the satchel on the front lawn as he moved items around in their vehicle.
  • Coakley is Wrong to Champion 'Chip and PIN' Fits-All-Solution

    05/26/2015 5:51:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Neil McCabe
    Martha Mary Coakley, recently hired at the liberal Boston law and lobbying firm Foley Hoag, has come out swinging for mandatory “Chip-and-PIN” systems for debit and credit cards. Although, she must be desperate for a win, it is hard for me to pity Coakley or agree with her. When I was a reporter in Somerville, Massachusetts, a small city bordering Boston, I knew of three instances, where she declined to pursue sexual assault charges against politically connected suspects, as the Middlesex County District Attorney. This was before she lost a Senate race to Republican Scott P. Brown in 2010 or...
  • Colorado welfare recipients withdraw money in Hawaii, St. Thomas, Vegas

    10/06/2014 7:56:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 6, 2014 | Arthur Kane
    Taxpayers are apparently buying welfare recipients booze and cigarettes for the road — at times a very exotic road. A Watchdog.org analysis of a Colorado Department of Human Services welfare ATM withdrawals database shows that $3.8 million was withdrawn by Colorado welfare recipients outside the state in the past two years. There were withdrawals at out-of-state liquor stores and tobacco outlets, as well as vacation destinations like Hawaii, Las Vegas and even the Virgin Islands. ... Colorado welfare withdrawals at liquor stores and casinos despite federal and state law banning such actions and welfare recipients taking out money at the...
  • Sweden's ATMs All Out of Service - Again

    06/14/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Jun 2014
    For the second time in as many weeks, Sweden's entire fleet of automatic cash machines broke down on Thursday. The country's ATMs stopped working in the early afternoon and were down for an hour. "It's a central fault," Johan Nilsson, spokesperson at Bankomat AB, told the TT news agency. "It's deeply regrettable... we were only out of action for an hour or so but our goal, of course, it to always have cash available for our customers." When the same thing happened late last month, Nilsson dismissed any notion of a hacker attack being behind the system's failure. Thursday's incident...
  • ATM glitch gives homeless man $37,000

    04/04/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 23 replies
    WGME ^ | April 3 2014
    SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's something we've all imagined at one time or another, going to an ATM and having the machine mistakenly spit out thousands of dollars. Never happens, right? Guess what? It did happen at a bank ATM in South Portland early Thursday morning. This all started at one in the morning, when officers were called to a TD Bank branch on Maine Mall road. A transient was inside the bank sleeping beside the ATM. Officers went inside and moved him along. But, he came back.
  • Australian Manufacturer Debuts First Cashless Bitcoin ATM

    03/24/2014 8:13:52 AM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 24 March 2014 | Jon Southurst
    An Australian company says it has produced one of bitcoin’s holy grails: a cashless ATM that allows users to buy bitcoins using a credit card, and sell bitcoins via a direct deposit to their bank account. The first fully functional Diamond Circle ATM arrived from its manufacturer in Brisbane this week. Unlike competing ATMs and vending machines that rely on QR codes and cash, Diamond Circle’s solution is based on near-field communication (NFC) technology with paper receipt backups. This unique approach is the brainchild of CEO Stephen Rowlison, a seasoned FinTech (financial technology) entrepreneur with 30 years of IT experience...