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Thieves Used Infrared to Pull Data from ATM ‘Insert Skimmers’

A greater number of ATM skimming incidents now involve so-called “insert skimmers,” wafer-thin fraud devices made to fit snugly and invisibly inside a cash machine’s card acceptance slot. New evidence suggests that at least some of these insert skimmers — which record card data and store it on a tiny embedded flash drive  — are equipp
Publish At:2017-07-13 14:15 | Read:3319 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other atm skimmer insert skimmer KFOR

Why I Always Tug on the ATM

Once you understand how easy and common it is for thieves to attach “skimming” devices to ATMs and other machines that accept debit and credit cards, it’s difficult not to closely inspect and even tug on the machines before using them. Several readers who are in the habit of doing just that recently shared images of skimmers they discovered
Publish At:2017-03-31 18:50 | Read:5776 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 7-Eleven skimmer atm skimmer bezel skimmer

Secret Service Warns of ‘Periscope’ Skimmers

The U.S. Secret Service is warning banks and ATM owners about a new technological advance in cash machine skimming known as “periscope skimming,” which involves a specialized skimming probe that connects directly to the ATM’s internal circuit board to steal card data. At left, the skimming control device. Pictured right is the skimming cont
Publish At:2016-09-14 02:15 | Read:4052 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other ATM malware atm skimmer periscope skimming PIN pad ove

Would You Use This ATM?

One basic tenet of computer security is this: If you can’t vouch for a networked thing’s physical security, you cannot also vouch for its cybersecurity. That’s because in most cases, networked things really aren’t designed to foil a skilled and determined attacker who can physically connect his own devices. So you can imagine my shock
Publish At:2016-07-28 21:00 | Read:4865 | Comments:0 | Tags:All About Skimmers atm skimmer Cisco Daniel Battisto

A Chinese gang in Pakistan specializes in ATM Skimmer attacks

The Federal Investigation Agency in Pakistan is investigating a Chinese organization that is specialized in attacking ATM machines by using skimmer devices. A few days ago I reported the story of the security expert Benjamin Tedesco that has spotted an ATM skimmer during his vacation in Vienna. The ATM skimmer was quite impossible to detect to common people
Publish At:2016-07-03 08:45 | Read:3385 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime ATM skimmer banking Cybercrime Pak

Have you ever seen an ATM skimmer at an automated teller machine?

The cyber security expert Benjamin Tedesco during his vacation in Vienna, Austria, has spotted an ATM skimmer quite impossible to detect to common people. Have you ever seen a skimmer while using an ATM? Unfortunately, we have to admit that it isn’t so easy to find it, in the majority of cases, the victims are not able to discover an ATM installed by c
Publish At:2016-06-27 06:45 | Read:3622 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime ATM skimmer banking Cybercrime pay

A Dramatic Rise in ATM Skimming Attacks

Skimming attacks on ATMs increased at an alarming rate last year for both American and European banks and their customers, according to recent stats collected by fraud trackers. The trend appears to be continuing into 2016, with outbreaks of skimming activity visiting a much broader swath of the United States than in years past. Two network cable card skimmi
Publish At:2016-04-30 00:50 | Read:6124 | Comments:0 | Tags:All About Skimmers 7-Eleven atm skimmer ATM skimming EAST Eu

Prototype Nation: Emerging Innovations in Cybercriminal China

Cybercrime doesn’t wait for anything or anyone. Two years after publishing our last report on the wares and services traded in the bustling Chinese underground, we found that the market’s operations have further expanded. From traditional malware, Chinese cybercriminals are now looking toward newer innovations and technologies to boost their operations. The
Publish At:2015-11-23 17:15 | Read:3778 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware ATM skimmer black market Chinese cybercrime Chinese

Tracking a Bluetooth Skimmer Gang in Mexico

-Sept. 9, 12:30 p.m. CT, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Halfway down the southbound four-lane highway from Cancun to the ancient ruins in Tulum, traffic inexplicably slowed to a halt. There was some sort of checkpoint ahead by the Mexican Federal Police. I began to wonder whether it was a good idea to have brought along the ATM skimmer instead of leaving it in t
Publish At:2015-09-27 11:50 | Read:8860 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine All About Skimmers Android atm skimmer Blu

Tracking Bluetooth Skimmers in Mexico, Part II

I spent four days last week in Mexico, tracking the damage wrought by an organized crime ring that is bribing ATM technicians to place Bluetooth skimmers inside of cash machines in and around the tourist areas of Cancun. Today’s piece chronicles the work of this gang in coastal regions farther south, following a trail of hacked ATMs from Playa Del Came
Publish At:2015-09-27 11:50 | Read:4761 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine All About Skimmers atm skimmer Bluetooth s

Who’s Behind Bluetooth Skimming in Mexico?

In the previous two stories, I documented the damage wrought by an organized crime gang in Mexico that has been systematically bribing ATM technicians to install Bluetooth skimming components that allow thieves to steal card and PIN data wirelessly. What follows is a look at a mysterious new ATM company in Mexico that sources say may be tied to the skimming
Publish At:2015-09-27 11:50 | Read:6595 | Comments:0 | Tags:A Little Sunshine All About Skimmers atm skimmer Bluetooth s

Chip Card ATM ‘Shimmer’ Found in Mexico

Fraud experts in Mexico have discovered an unusual ATM skimming device that can be inserted into the mouth of the cash machine’s card acceptance slot and used to read data directly off of chip-enabled credit or debit cards. The device pictured below is a type of skimmer known as a “shimmer,” so named because it acts a shim that sits between
Publish At:2015-08-11 13:35 | Read:4285 | Comments:0 | Tags:All About Skimmers 3VR atm skimmer Charlie Harrow Diebold Op

Spike in ATM Skimming in Mexico?

Several sources in the financial industry say they are seeing a spike in fraud on customer cards used at ATMs in Mexico. The reason behind that apparent increase hopefully will be fodder for another story. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at a pair of ATM skimming devices that were found this month attached to a cash machine in Puerto Vallarta &#
Publish At:2015-07-22 20:55 | Read:3353 | Comments:0 | Tags:All About Skimmers atm skimmer Cancun Carte Vitale chip and

Spike in Malware Attacks on Aging ATMs

This author has long been fascinated with ATM skimmers, custom-made fraud devices designed to steal card data and PINs from unsuspecting users of compromised cash machines. But a recent spike in malicious software capable of infecting and jackpotting ATMs is shifting the focus away from innovative, high-tech skimming devices toward the rapidly aging ATM infr
Publish At:2014-10-20 10:05 | Read:4217 | Comments:0 | Tags:All About Skimmers ATM malware atm skimmer EAST European ATM

Tyupkin Malware Infects ATMs Worldwide

Criminals in Eastern Europe have evolved their attacks against automated teller machines, moving beyond solely targeting consumers with card skimmers that steal debit card numbers, to attacks against banks using malware that allows someone to remove money directly from an ATM without the need for a counterfeit or stolen card.Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, in
Publish At:2014-10-07 13:01 | Read:3788 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacks Malware Vulnerabilities ATM malware ATM Security ATM S

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