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Deputy of the Month found credit card skimmers in gas pumps

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Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Deputy of the Month found credit card skimmers in gas pumps

A Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy and his favorite charity were honored with an award from Toyota of Cool Springs.
Investigator Grant Benedict was named Deputy of the Month for September.
Investigator Benedict was recognized for this award for his

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Protect Yourself from Card Fraud at ATMs and Gas Pumps

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Protect Yourself from Card Fraud at ATMs and Gas Pumps

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is looking through hours of surveillance video trying and find the person who put illegal card readers at a gas pump. Two illegal card readers also known as skimmers were found inside the gas pump at BP across from Moultrie Middle School. At this time, no one has reported any missing money, but if you go to that gas station, you should check your account. Inspector Chip Googe with the Mt. Pleasant Police pulled the skimmers out of evidence to show News 2. “This is a skimmer that will read your card information” he pointed out. “That was attached inside the gas machine on Coleman Boulevard.” Illegal card readers are not the only thing that criminals can use to steal your bank information “Sometimes they also put up a pin hole camera over the keys,” says Googe. “We didn’t find one in this instance, but that way they can record your pin number as you’re sticking it in as well.” A microscopic camera he says only costs about $100 bucks or less and the card skimmers to go with it are also very easy to get. Source: http://counton2.com/2015/12/15/protect-yourself-from-card-fraud-at-atms-and-gas-pumps/

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FDA alert advises hospitals and med centers stop using hacker-vulnerable networked IV pumps

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an alert advising hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical care centers to stop using the Symbiq Infusion System of intravenous pumps, which deliver IV medications with dosages programmed over a hospital’s wireless network. As the FDA’s release says: “The FDA, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), and [pump manufacturer] Hospira are aware of cybersecurity vulnerabilities associated with the Symbiq Infusion System. FDA strongly encourages health care facilities transition to alternative infusion systems, and discontinue use of these pumps. Hospira and an independent researcher confirmed that Hospira’s Symbiq Infusion System could be accessed remotely through a hospital’s network.” If a hacker did gain such illicit remote access, it would be trivially easy to change the programmed drug doses, with results that could be harmful or even fatal to patients. However, the FDA stressed that thus far, there’s no evidence any hackers actually have taken advantage of this although “due to recent cybersecurity concerns, the FDA strongly encourages health care facilities to begin transitioning to alternative infusion systems as soon as possible.” Healthcare hacking poses major problem Those unnamed “recent cybersecurity concerns” surely refer to the near-constant […]

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How to avoid skimmers at gas pumps

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Credit card skimming at gas stations across Florida is becoming more prevalent. To avoid having your information stolen by thieves, pay with cash, says the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. In just the past two months, the agency’s inspectors have removed eight credit card skimmers from gas station pumps across the state. These skimmers are used to steal the credit card information from consumers, and the thieves then use the card information to make purchases in someone else’s name. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services works to protect consumers from fraud and scams, and this week, March 1-7, is National Consumer Protection Week. Here are the department’s other tips about how to avoid skimmers.   Check to make sure the gas pump dispenser cabinet is closed and has not been tampered with. Many stations are now putting a piece of security tape over the cabinet to ensure it has not been opened by unauthorized individuals. Try to use a gas pump closer to the front of the store. Thieves often place skimmers at the gas pumps farther away from the store so they aren’t noticed as quickly. Use a credit card instead of a debit card. […]

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