Posted by: David Harley | March 10, 2011

ATM Attacks: Glued to the Screen

When we think of ATM attacks, we usually think of skimming, or eavesdropping by hidden cameras or even basic shoulder-surfing. However, Randy Abrams has flagged an interesting story on the ESET blog.

Apparently, crooks in San Francisco have been using superglue on some cash machine keys. While the victim is getting help inside the bank, the crook withdraws his cash using the touch screen.

Fortunately, both Randy and the San Francisco police suggest mitigations…

Full story from CBS here.

David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World
ESET Senior Research Fellow

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  1. [...] We've already discussed a lo-tech but surprisingly effective attack on ATM users here and elsewhere. [...]

  2. [...] Randy Abrams, ESET North America’s Director of Technical Education, pointed out an interesting twist on ATM (Automated Teller Machine) fraud reported in San Francisco. We usually think of ATM fraud in terms of skimming – in this context usually an electronic reader device attached to the card slot of a “hole in the wall” cash machine, sometimes in conjunction with a pinhole camera used to capture the victims PIN (Personal Identification Number), or even simple shoulder-surfing.(http://chainmailcheck.wordpress.com/2011/03/10/atm-attacks-glued-to-the-screen/). [...]

  3. [...] next » The Hole in the Wall Gang* by David Harley Senior Research Fellow March 12, 2011 at 10:35 am We've already discussed a lo-tech but surprisingly effective attack on ATM users here and elsewhere. [...]


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