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A look at the ATM/PoS malware landscape from 2017-2019

From remote administration and jackpotting, to malware sold on the Darknet, attacks against ATMs have a long and storied history.  And, much like other areas of cybercrime, attackers only refine and grow their skillset for infecting ATM systems from year-to-year. So what does the ATM landscape look like as of 2020? Let’s take a look. The world of ATM/P
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:09 | Read:388 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Malware reports ATM attacks Financial malware Malwa

ATM infector

Seven years ago, in 2009, we saw a completely new type of attack on banks. Instead of infecting the computers of thousands of users worldwide, criminals went directly after the ATM itself – infecting it with malware called Skimer. Seven years later, our Global Research and Analysis Team together with Penetration Testing Team have been called on for an incide
Publish At:2016-05-17 07:35 | Read:4582 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research APT ATM attacks Cybercrime

Malware and non-malware ways for ATM jackpotting. Extended cut

Cash machines have been part of our lives since 1967 when a London branch of Barclays Bank unveiled the first ATM. Millions of people around the world now use ATMs every day to withdraw cash, pay in to their account or make a variety of payments. When using ATMs people give little or no thought to the hardware, software or security of the machines. Unfortun
Publish At:2016-04-26 14:10 | Read:5533 | Comments:0 | Tags:Analysis Featured Publications ATM ATM attacks Cybercrime

APT-style bank robberies increase with Metel, GCMAN and Carbanak 2.0 attacks

Introduction In late 2014, Kaspersky Lab researchers made a worrying prediction: financially-motivated cyber-criminals would adopt sophisticated tactics and techniques from APT groups for use in bank robberies. Just a few months later, in February 2015, we announced the discovery of Carbanak, a cyber-criminal gang that used custom malware and APT technique
Publish At:2016-02-09 00:20 | Read:4240 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research APT ATM attacks Cybercrime Spear-Phis

The rise of .NET and Powershell malware

A long time has passed since the infamous virus writer Benny from the 29A group released to the world his proof of concept malware ‘Donut‘, targeting .NET executables and written in a combination of assembly and Microsoft intermediate language (MSIL). Even though his creation wasn’t noticeably revolutionary nor harmful, it demonstrated the
Publish At:2015-10-12 08:50 | Read:4589 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research .NET APT ATM attacks Conferences History of Ma

Tyupkin: Manipulating ATM Machines with Malware

Earlier this year, at the request of a financial institution, Kaspersky Lab's Global Research and Analysis Team performed a forensics investigation into a cyber-criminal attack targeting multiple ATMs in Eastern Europe. During the course of this investigation, we discovered a piece of malware that allowed attackers to empty the ATM cash cassettes via di
Publish At:2014-10-07 11:30 | Read:3324 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Featured Research ATM attacks Financial malware

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