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Crooks Hack Music Players For ATM Skimmers

November 23rd, 2010 11:45 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

tsu doh nimh sends in a report that criminals increasingly are cannibalizing parts from handheld audio players and cheap spy cams to make extremely stealthy and effective ATM skimmers. These are devices designed to be attached to cash machines to siphon card +PIN data. “The European ATM Security Team (EAST) found that a new type of analogue skimming device — using audio technology — has been reported by five countries, two of them ‘major ATM deployers’ (defined as having more than 40,000 ATMs)… The basic method for conducting these attacks was mentioned in a 1992 edition of the hacker e-zine Phrack (the edition that explains audio-based skimmers is Phrack 37).”

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