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ATMii: a small but effective ATM robber

While some criminals blow up ATMs to steal cash, others use less destructive methods, such as infecting the ATM with malware and then stealing the money. We have written about this phenomenon extensively in the past and today we can add another family of malware to the list – Backdoor.Win32.ATMii. ATMii was first brought to our attention in April 2017,
Publish At:2017-10-21 15:05 | Read:1406 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research ATM Backdoor Financial malware

ATM malware is being sold on Darknet market

Disclaimer and warning ATM systems appear to be very secure, but the money can be accessed fairly easily if you know what you are doing. Criminals are exploiting hardware and software vulnerabilities to interact with ATMs, meaning they need to be made more secure. This can be achieved with the help of additional security software, properly configured to stop
Publish At:2017-10-21 15:05 | Read:1588 | Comments:0 | Tags:Research ATM Darknet Financial malware Malware Descriptions

Europol report – Cyber attacks against ATM networks on the rise

Cyber criminals are targeting ATM machines through the banks’ networks, the operations involve squads of money mules for the cashout. The Europe’s policing agency warns of a rise of cyber attacks against ATM machines. Criminal organizations are targeting ATM machines through the banks’ networks, the operations involve squads of money mules
Publish At:2017-09-27 05:25 | Read:1661 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime ATM Cybercrime Europol Hacking mal

FICO reports a 39 Percent Rise in Debit Cards Compromised in US

The analytic software firm FICO Reports a 39 Percent Rise in Debit Cards Compromised at ATMs and Merchants in the United States. According to a report published by the analytic software firm FICO, US Debit Cards compromised raise up to 39% in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same timeframe one year prior. In the same period, FICO reported an in
Publish At:2017-09-03 18:25 | Read:1419 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Reports ATM banking card compromis

Experts found critical flaws in Diebold Opteva ATM that allow to vend notes from the machine

Experts at the US firm IOActive have discovered a critical physical and authentication bypass vulnerability in the Diebold Opteva ATM. The researchers have found two vulnerabilities in the Diebold Opteva ATM machines with the AFD platform that could be chained to allow an unauthorized user to vend notes from the device. “IOActive has discovered two vul
Publish At:2017-07-28 04:36 | Read:1805 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking ATM banking Diebold Opteva ATM

Crooks used Infrared insert skimmers in a recent wave of ATM attacks

The number of cyber attacks against ATM involving so-called ‘insert skimmers’ is increasing. Bran Krebs wrote about recent attacks using infrared devices. The number of cyber attacks against ATM involving so-called ‘insert skimmers’ is increasing. Insert Skimmers are wafer-thin fraud devices designed to fit invisibly inside the ATM ca
Publish At:2017-07-16 07:30 | Read:1335 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking ATM Cybercrime Infrared in

ATMitch: remote administration of ATMs

In February 2017, we published research on fileless attacks against enterprise networks. We described the data collected during incident response in several financial institutions around the world, exploring how attackers moved through enterprise networks leaving no traces on the hard drives. The goal of these attackers was money, and the best way to cash ou
Publish At:2017-04-04 09:55 | Read:2113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured SAS ATM Financial malware Targeted Attacks

Europol coordinated operation against international cybercrime ring

Five members of an international cybercrime gang have been arrested as a result of an investigation coordinated by the Europol. A joint operation conducted by the Europol and the Asian law enforcement allowed to arrest five members of an international organised cybercrime gang focused on cyber attacks on ATMs, three of them have been convicted. It has been e
Publish At:2017-01-28 13:05 | Read:1784 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Asia ATM Cybercrime Europe Europol

Ploutus-D, a new variant of Ploutus ATM malware spotted in the wild

Security experts from FireEye have spotted a new variant of the infamous Ploutus ATM malware that infected systems in Latin America. Ploutus is one of the sophisticated ATM malware that was first discovered in Mexico back in 2013. The threat allows crooks to steal cash from ATMs using either an external keyboard attached to the machine or by sending it SMS m
Publish At:2017-01-15 11:55 | Read:2618 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking ATM Cybercrime Ploutus-D

New Alice ATM Malware, a lightweight and efficient threat

Alice ATM malware is a new threat targeting ATMs discovered by researchers at Trend Micro  as part of a joint research project with Europol EC3. Security experts from Trend Micro have discovered a strain of ATM malware, dubbed Alice, that was designed to target the safes of the self-serve machines. The malware is very essential, it doesn’t implement da
Publish At:2016-12-22 07:15 | Read:2390 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Alice ATM Cybercrime Hacki

Lean and Mean! Alice Malware Designed Solely to Empty Safe of ATMs

A new malware family named Alice is lean, mean, and designed solely to empty the safe of ATMs.Researchers at the Los Angeles security software company Trend Micro first discovered Alice in November 2016. It appears to have been in the wild since October 2014.Alice makes use of several evasive techniques to avoid detection. First, it follows the example of Gr
Publish At:2016-12-21 11:00 | Read:1694 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Alice ATM malware packer XFS

Visa Delays Chip Deadline for Pumps To 2020

Visa this week delayed by three years a deadline for fuel station owners to install payment terminals at the pump that are capable of handling more secure chip-based cards. Experts say the new deadline — extended from 2017 — comes amid a huge spike in fuel pump skimming, and means fraudsters will have another three years to fleece banks and their
Publish At:2016-12-02 15:15 | Read:1947 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other ATM avivah litan EMV Gartner Inc. pump skimmers Visa U

Crooks steal millions from European ATMs with jackpotting attacks

Criminal gangs like the Cobalt gang are now focusing their efforts on the banks to steal cash directly from the ATMs with jackpotting attacks. Security experts are assisting a change of tactics for the criminal organizations who target the ATMs and online banking credentials. Crooks are now focusing their efforts on the banks in the attempt to steal cash dir
Publish At:2016-11-25 09:00 | Read:2719 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime ATM ATM jackpotting banking Buhtra

Indian Banks fear a security breach that affected up to 3.25 million cards

A number of Indian banks are adopting extraordinary measures fearing a security breach that could have exposed as many as 3.25 million debit cards. A number of Indian banks are adopting extraordinary measures fearing a security breach that could have exposed as many as 3.25 million debit cards (0.5 percent of the nearly 700 million debit cards issued by bank
Publish At:2016-10-22 22:15 | Read:2019 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach ATM Cybercrime fraud H

ATM Malware Attacker Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud

London authorities have charged a member of a European ATM malware gang with conspiracy to defraud.The City of London Magistrates Court officially charged Emanual Leahu, 30, of Bacau, Romania on 30 September, though the City of London Police didn’t announce the charges until 4 October.Officers with the London Regional Fraud Team (LRFT), which is run by
Publish At:2016-10-08 00:55 | Read:1949 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News ATM London malware organized crime

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