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Authorities dismantle criminal gang that used malware to steal cash from ATMs

Lucian Constantin | Jan. 11, 2016
The gang installed the malware program through the CD-ROM unit present in ATMs made by NCR.

The attack technique where malware is used to force ATMs to dispense money is known as jackpotting and is something that security researchers first demonstrated back in 2010. With payment cards becoming increasingly hard to clone and abuse, the number of attacks that directly target ATMs might increase.

 

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