Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Hackers Stealing Millions from ATMs

Reportedly, there's an upswing in ATM attacks worldwide.
A criminal gang is using a piece of malware to allow them to steal millions in cash from ATMs around the world without having to use a credit or debit card.

The hackers are using a piece of malware called Tyupkin, which once installed on an ATM, allows the criminals to steal huge amounts of money by simply entering a series of codes.

The malware has so far been detected infecting ATMs in Europe, Latin America, and Asia.

The attack was detected by Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab, which was asked by an unnamed financial institution to investigate the cyber-attack.
Interpol has been alerted.

1 comment:

Doom said...

Oh hell, they have been attacking cards, accounts, and systems for a long time. Here in they states, while I was more ill, they were hacking the heck out of my system. I think many of the cashiers at hip joints, and even regular stores, were grabbing just enough to steal little bites, but it was adding up. A dollar here, a few there, spare change for this.

Banks finally caught on, and did some cleaning. But it's an ongoing problem. Don't let them try to tell you it's only over there.


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