Thursday, 23 July 2015

Criminals Use Malware To Empty ATMs

In the first months of this year, criminals in four European countries malware used to empty the contents of ATMs. These are so-called 'cash out' or 'jackpot ting' attacks, reports the European ATM Security Team (EAST) in a new report ( pdf ).

Which countries will be concerned and how many do not know when the attack was captured late EAST. Malware to empty with ATMs is not new and was last year for the first time in Western Europe discovered . Criminals with physical access to the machine and then install the malware via a USB connection or CD-ROM. Through the malware and entering a special key combination can then be emptied the contents of the cash cassettes. Late last year, however, there were also discovered attacks in Russia where attackers remote ATMs with malware had infected by first banks to attack .

Most countries had so far mainly due to skimming, although seven countries recorded a decline in the number of skimming incidents and two countries saw an increase. There is also avoid a growing trend skimmers countries with an EMV chip. The greatest damage was skimming through this years ago in Indonesia, followed by the United States and the Philippines. The data from the EAST report come from 19 countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and two non-SEPA countries.

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