Banks Throughout The U.S., Including Illinois, And Around The World Are Warned Of An ATM Attack
Banks throughout the U.S., including Illinois, and the world are on high alert. As the FBI has handed down a warning of a probable ATM attack.
Scammers and hackers seemed to be everywhere and into almost everything these days.
ABC7 shares that "a potential hacking scheme in which cybercriminals may try to steal cash from ATMs around the world" is probable.
The FBI sent a confidential alert to banks throughout the U.S. and the world that said that their organization "has obtained unspecified reporting indicating 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 and commonly referred to as an 'unlimited operation."
According to the FBI they consistently provide information to financial institutions with "cyber threat indicators" they come across in their investigations. This information is then "provided in order to help systems administrators guard against the actions of persistent cybercriminals."
This sounds something like something we'd see in the next edition of the "Oceans" movies series, but unfortunately it's not. This is real life stuff where "cybercriminals may try to launch a massive operation to steal money from ATMs." That's all ATM's around the world.