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Thieves Skip the Skimmer and Steal the Whole Damn Cash Machine Instead

If you wanted to take advantage of a cash machine, you might equip it with a skimmer, a device which captures electronic information from people’s cards and uses it to siphon away money. Two thieves in Pennsylvania, however, decided to go another route and rip the whole damn machine out instead. Read More >>

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The World’s Most Sophisticated ATM Skimmers are Impossible to Spot

A new type of ATM card skimmer that uses a technique called “periscope skimming” has officially been found installed in ATMs in the United States, and from the outside there’s no way to tell that a machine has been compromised. Read More >>

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Wow, This Credit Card Skimmer Is Sneaky

Card skimmers are so successful is because they’re nearly impossible to catch. They’re cheap and easy to make and just slide onto anything you might use to swipe a card, stealing your information in the process. They’re also part of the reason you have to use that annoying chip card that takes forever to process. Read More >>

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Watch Out: There’s Been a Rise in Almost-Invisible Card Skimmers

Be careful where you put your card. The ATM manufacturer NCR has recently issued an alert to banks, warning them that there’s been a rise in the use of “deep insert skimmers,” which hide inside cash machines and are virtually impossible to spot. Read More >>

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You’d Never Spot These Hidden Card Skimmers That are on the Rise

Watch where you put your card. The ATM security organisation EAST has published a new report pointing out that the use of so-called Throat Inlay Skimming devices — which are hidden within the card slot — are increasingly common. Read More >>

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Crooks Don’t Need a Fancy Skimmer: They Can Just Tap an ATM’s Network Cable

Not all ATM attacks need an elaborate skimmer. There’s a new technique doing the rounds, which involves hijacking the ethernet cable of an ATM to gather your card information. Read More >>

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New “Wiretap” ATM Skimmers are Invisible to Your Eye

In his ongoing series on ATM-fraud innovation, security guru Brian Krebs highlighted a new skimmer — the increasingly thin device that intercepts and snags your credit card details — that's been spotted in the wild. And unlike the vast majority of skimmers that attach to or replace machine's card reader, this skimmer just eavesdrops on your perfectly legitimate transaction to steal your info. Read More >>

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Credit Card-Reading Spy Camera Found in the NYC Subway

Credit card thieves seem to come up with a new way to steal your personal information every day. The latest ploy: a card-reading spy camera, hiding above the MetroCard machine. Read More >>

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An Imprisoned Hacker Invented an ATM Attachment That Stops Skimmers

Valentin Boanta has a lot of free time on his hands—five years worth, to be exact. That's because Boanta is currently serving a prison sentence for, according to Reuters, "supplying gadgets to an organised crime gang used to conceal ATM skimmers." So with all that time to think about what he's done, the apparently penitent prisoner spent six months developing an ATM add-on to prevent the exact crime that put him there in the first place. Read More >>