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Community Champion

First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs

 

Brian Krebs discusses an attack on ATM's that has been happening in Asia and Europe for a long time.  Not long ago word spread that this happened in Mexico and now it is here.

 

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/first-jackpotting-attacks-hit-u-s-atms/

 

 

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Re: First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs

Interesting article it confirmed what I expected those that the must vulnerable were the stand alone ATM you see at sporting events and convenience stores.  I use to work for an armored vehicle service that delivered cash to ATM and I always viewed these as easy targets as the bank ATMs even the stand alone drive thru ones had a considerable amount of physical security to deter would be thieves from tampering with them.

Community Champion

Re: First ‘Jackpotting’ Attacks Hit U.S. ATMs

What surprised me was the time needed to do this attack.  They have to connect to the hard drive, infect it, reset equipment using a borescope.  This is not 30 seconds and they are gone.  

 

Plus it will take quite a while to remove the cash.  

 

I am sure that the FBI and Secret Service will find them and parade them all over as a deterrent.  

 

Law Enforcement as a control.

 

Paul