A 21-year-old Connecticut woman on Tuesday pleaded guilty to participating in an ATM skimming operation between February and July, the U.S. attorney's office in Connecticut said. Gabriella Graham of New Haven admitted to helping produce cloned cards that were created using details stolen form bank customers who used compromised ATMs. Prosecutors said members of the racket fitted skimming devices and PIN-reading cameras on cash machines at 11 banks and credit unions. In total, 250 accounts were victimized, resulting in fraud losses of more than $336,000.
Canada had its various government agencies and financial and transportation industries subjected to distributed denial-of-service attacks by pro-Russian cybercrime operation NoName057(16), according to SecurityWeek.
TechCrunch reports that major payments technology platform Square disclosed that a daylong outage it suffered late last week was prompted by a DNS error and not by a cyberattack. "While making several standard changes to our internal network software, the combination of updates prevented our systems from properly communicating with each other, and ultimately caused the disruption."