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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Hackers Can Easily Clear ATM Machines

Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp., two ATM machine manufacturers, have issued warnings that cyber criminals are targeting ATMs in the United States with an attack that will cost the engine money. This method of attack is called "jackpotting".

Hackers Can Easily Clear ATM Machines

Unfortunately, the two ATM machine makers did not make sacrifices or how much money had been stolen. Indeed, the jackpotting method began to be used frequently in recent years.

However, it remains unknown how much money is lost because usually police and victims are reluctant to mention the amount of money lost.

The attack was reported on Saturday by the cyber security website Krebs on Security. Mentioned, jackpotting attacks have started since last year in Mexico. Diebold and NCR confirmed to Reuters about this and admitted they had warned their clients.

NCR said the incident of jackpotting in the United States first occurred on Friday. They said their ATM machines were not targeted, although the widespread use of jackpotting methods worries the entire ATM industry is worried.

"All ATM providers must take appropriate steps to protect their ATMs from this type of attack," the NCR warning says.

Meanwhile, Diebold Nixdorf said authorities were warning them that hackers were targeting one of their older ATM machine models.

The US Secret Service sent a warning to banks, saying that hackers were eyeing stand-alone ATMs, according to a Krebs on Security report.

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