SKIMMING BUGS

BY MONICA DOBIE, in Montreal, Canada
CREDIT card fraudsters in the US and Canada are inserting new kinds of skimming bugs which steal credit and charge card numbers into electronic terminals used by most north American retailers and restaurants.

Cardweb, a Maryland-based payment card information network, has claimed that tiny pieces of hardware are being planted by fraudsters working under-cover in a restaurant or shop.

Once installed, skimmers are programmed to go on and off at different intervals, transmitting credit card numbers via the ...


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