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Criminals use malware program to steal millions from ATMs

Lucian Constantin | Oct. 8, 2014
The malware is installed from a bootable CD by first gaining physical access to the ATM.

Banks should review the physical security of their ATMs, replace all locks and master keys on the upper hood of the ATM machines and not rely on default locks provided by the manufacturer, the Kaspersky researchers said.

Banks should also install alarm systems for physical access to the ATMs, they said: "The cyber-criminals behind Tyupkin only infected ATMs that had no security alarm installed."

 

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