venustus

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This is not new but is very common!!
The extraordinary lengths these criminals go to to take your money!!

If you have ever walked up to an ATM to withdraw cash only to decide against it after noticing a telephone or ethernet cord snaking from behind the machine to a jack in the wall, your paranoia may not have been misplaced: ATM maker NCR is warning about skimming attacks that involve keypad overlays, hidden cameras and skimming devices plugged into the ATM network cables to intercept customer card data.
In an alert sent to customers Feb. 8, NCR said it received reliable reports of NCR and Diebold ATMs being attacked through the use of external skimming devices that hijack the cash machine’s phone or Internet jack.



Two network cable card skimming devices, as found attached to this ATM.


A closer look at the two network cable card skimming devices that were attached to the stand-alone ATM pictured at the top of this story.

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jamescv7

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The problem here is the monitoring mechanism where if a skimming device as been inserted then it should notify immediately by administrator especially where ATMs have CCTV. Better use ATM on the bank itself rather public places which are not control.