Emily Maher, KCRA Published 10:35 am PDT, Saturday, March 16, 2019 Four men were arrested and accused of running a ATM skimming operation since December 2018. Four men were arrested and accused of running a ATM skimming operation since December 2018. Photo: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Photo: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Four men were arrested and accused of running a ATM skimming operation since December 2018. Four men were arrested and accused of running a ATM skimming operation since December 2018. Photo: Sacramento County Sheriff's Department West Coast credit card skimming ring busted in Sacramento 1 / 1 Back to Gallery … [Read more...] about West Coast credit card skimming ring busted in Sacramento
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A metal piece of the skimming device that was inserted into the ATM card reader in an ATM at Atlantic Capital Bank at 1237 North Glenwood Avenue in Dalton is shown. / Photo from the Dalton Police Department A metal piece of the skimming device that... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. A card skimmer device was discovered on an automated teller machine at the Atlantic Capital Bank at 1237 North Glenwood Ave. in Dalton on Monday morning. The device featured a thin metal skimmer that was stuck inside of the ATM's card reader and also a plastic frame that was placed around the ATM screen with a small camera to record PIN code entries on the key pad, according to a news release from the Dalton Police Department. The device was found by a maintenance contractor who was sent to check an error report from the ATM. At some point after the skimmer was placed on the ATM, the machine's security features detected a problem with the machine and shut down the ATM. The machine … [Read more...] about Police: Card skimming device found on automated teller machine at bank in Dalton, Georgia
An extensive testing session carried out by bank security experts at Positive Technologies has revealed that most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes, and even less, in certain types of attacks.Experts tested ATMs from NCR, Diebold Nixdorf, and GRGBanking, and detailed their findings in a 22-page report published this week.The attacks they tried are the typical types of exploits and tricks used by cyber-criminals seeking to obtain money from the ATM safe or to copy the details of users' bank cards (also known as skimming).Experts said that 85 percent of the ATMs they tested allowed an attacker access to the network. The research team did this by either unplugging and tapping into Ethernet cables, or by spoofing wireless connections or devices to which the ATM usually connected to.Researchers said that 27 percent of the tested ATMs were vulnerable to having their processing center communications spoofed, while 58 percent of tested ATMs had vulnerabilities in their network components … [Read more...] about Most ATMs can be hacked in under 20 minutes
affecting people worldwide, but one of the most common is ATM fraud, also known as ATM “skimming.” Skimming is a form of cyber attack that affects individual people as well as banks. While banks also have to worry about a technique called “jackpotting” which forces an ATM to dispense all the cash it contains, this technique is difficult to pull off and requires the crook to break into the machine and install malware. Skimming is much more likely to affect the average business or person, so it’s important to understand what it is and how to protect against ATM fraud. Skimming explained Put simply, ATM skimming is a form of theft that uses a small device, known as a skimmer, installed on an ATM to steal card information. When you swipe your card at a compromised ATM or gas pump, a malicious device installed in the card reader pulls your information from the magnetic strip. Installing devices like these is much easier for criminals than the invasive … [Read more...] about ATM Fraud Is on the Rise
When cyber-criminals are intent on exploiting vulnerabilities in the security surfaces of financial institutions, ATM systems can serve as primary access points. While ‘smash and grab’ attacks on ATMs are nothing new, in the rapidly evolving world of cyber-crime, cash machines are now a focus for operatives aiming to siphon bounty ranging from customer data to old-fashioned cash.The past few years have seen a spate of attacks on ATMs in the UK using trucks and stolen farm machinery. The aim is to steal the ATM intact and transport it to a site where the cash can be extracted by force. The alternative is ‘smash and grab,’ breaking into the ATM on site to extract funds. Since 2016, almost 100 attacks of this type on ATMs using gas explosions were recorded by police in England and Wales. This included 23 attacks by a single gang over a three-month period, which saw more than £1.5 million stolen across midlands. But there is a new threat to be … [Read more...] about The rise of ATM Attacks: What are the risks to banks and businesses?