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Stealthy malware Skimer helps hackers easily steal cash from ATMs

Lucian Constantin | May 18, 2016
The malware can record the details of payment cards inserted into ATMs and can force them to dispense cash.

Attackers can also compromise ATMs if they're connected to the bank's internal network or by using stolen remote support credentials.

The Kaspersky researchers recommend regular antivirus scans, the use of whitelisting technologies, good device management policies, full disk encryption, securing the ATM BIOS with a password and only allowing HDD booting and isolating the ATMs from other internal bank networks.

 

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