Pierluigi Paganini December 26, 2017
ATMs operated by a Russian Bank could be hacked by pressing five times the ‘Shift’ key

ATMs operated by the Sberbank bank running Windows XP are affected by easily exploitable security vulnerabilities, they could be hacked by pressing five times the ‘Shift’ key. We have warned several times of risks for ATM running outdated Windows XP operating system. These systems could be easily hacked as recently discovered by an employee of the […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 24, 2016
ATMs in Thailand hacked by a cybercrime gang linked to Taiwan theft

Thailand – A gang of foreign criminals stole millions of baht by hacking ATMs in the country. The gang is linked the one that hacked ATMs in Taiwan. Hackers belonging to a cybercrime gang from Eastern Europe have stolen over 12 Million Baht (approximately US$346,000) from a 21 ATMs in Thailand. The crooks have targeted […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 17, 2015
Cardless ATMs will improve security of cash withdrawal

A unit of Canada’s Bank of Montreal will launch on Monday its network of cardless ATMs, a technological innovation to improve users’ security. Recently we have discussed different kinds of attacks against ATM machines, the majority of which were conducted by exploiting hardware skimming. Black box attacks and malware based attacks are a few sample of methods recently observed […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2014
Leaked programming manual inspired development malware for ATMs

A document on NCR ATM API Documentation disclosed on Baidu may have helped criminals to develop malware used in the recent attacks against ATMs worldwide. Recently Kaspersky Lab spotted a series of attacks on ATM machines which were infected by the Tyupkin malware, the malicious code is used by criminal organizations to compomise the banking machines […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 18, 2014
Criminals capture PINs over wireless remotely instead tamper ATMs

Criminals are exploiting news tactics to steal user’s PIN from ATMs, capturing them over wireless network instead risky tampering of the banking machine. Cyber criminals are adopting even more creative and sophisticated methods to collect user’s personal information, of course banking data is very attractive for hackers that could decide to directly use it for cyber frauds, […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 26, 2014
How to rob ATMs with a couple of SMS messages

Symantec experts demonstrated how to rob ATMs using a mobile device and sending a couple of SMS. Cybercriminals are increasing sophistication of attacks. What will happen after that Microsoft will stop supporting the Windows XP operating system on 8th April? The question was approached by numerous security experts on different media. The impact could be […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 24, 2014
2 million stolen from gas station ATMs with Bluetooth-enabled skimmers

A criminal organization hit gas station ATMs located in South America. The gang used Bluetooth-enabled skimmers to steal 2 million dollars from customers. Here we are again to write on another huge Credit Card theft that hit ATMs located at Gas Stations  in Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina. US prosecutors have charged 13 members of a criminal gang […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 31, 2013
Cyber thieves are stealing money from ATMs with infected USB sticks

Two German researchers at the last Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg revealed how cyber thieves steal money from ATMs win infected USB Sticks. Cyber criminals are exploiting new techniques to attack ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) infecting the devices with specifically crafted malware. Security researchers discovered a new series of attacks against ATMs, the criminals cut […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 11, 2013
Bank robbery. Global Network of cyber criminals stole $45m from ATMs

The biggest Bank robbery realized by a gang of hackers, a global network of cyber criminals operating in 26 countries stole $45 million hacking into a database of prepaid debit cards. The news on the biggest bank robbery with a cyber attack against ATMs in the history is conquering the Network, US law enforcement has […]