• Ransomware Risk to ATMs

    ATMsecurity.com 16 May 2017 | 10:45 am

    Ransomware and the risk to ATMs  The unprecedented spread of the WannaCry ransomware has prompted many ATM deployers that use Microsoft Windows operating systems to question the risk to their ATMs. The facts as currently understood by DFR Risk Management are that any device (including ATMs) running an unpatched version of Windows is potentially at risk from infection. That said, the impact of an ATM being infected is significantly lower than other components of a countries national infrastructure. An infected ATM would be extremely inconvenient in that it would not be able to serve consumers, but the current version of the ransomware does not appear to have the ability of compromising personal information such as[…]

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  • ATM Cyber Security

    ATMsecurity.com 1 Mar 2017 | 9:12 am

    ATM Cyber Security  There is no doubt that those who are intent on attacking ATMs and their systems are often extremely sophisticated perpetrators. The ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) have published a briefing paper for their members written by Douglas Russell, DFR Risk Management.  The paper consolidates current knowledge covering the methods used to jackpot ATM dispensers and compromise data using ATM malware and black box electronic devices. ATMIA members can access the paper at  https://www.atmia.com/news/?detail&id=4573&preview  

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  • Explosive Gas Attacks in Europe

    ATMsecurity.com 24 Feb 2017 | 10:38 am

    Explosive Gas Attacks in Europe The degree of planning and organisation by some of the gangs using explosive gas to target ATMs in Europe was recently acknowledged by Germany’s BKA in an article published by Deutsche Welle. In addition to planning escape routes and methods a recent alleged criminal group also had a cellular phone jamming device to delay reporting of the crime. The article and related articles can currently be viewed at https://www.atmsecurity.com/atm-attacks/banks-installing-new-atms-to-deter-gangs-deutsche-welle.html    Source: Douglas Russell, DFR Risk Management Ltd

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  • Introducing DFRs observations and comment feature

    ATMsecurity.com 14 Feb 2017 | 4:19 pm

    Many ATMsecurity.com users have said they have missed the regular monthly digests written by Douglas Russell of DFR Risk Management Ltd which ceased to be published in 2013. Customers of DFR Risk Management that retained their ATM fraud and security Intelligence core service, continued (and continue) to enjoy regular intelligence briefings and assistance in understanding new threats that are constantly emerging globally. While in-depth ATM crime intelligence will remain restricted to those organisations that subscribe to the Intelligence core service, DFR Risk Management continue to sponsor ATMsecurity.com and we are pleased to announce that they have agreed to provide occasional comment and opinion on events involving fraud and physical attacks against our industry. 

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  • DFR observations looking back at 2016

    ATMsecurity.com 14 Feb 2017 | 1:01 pm

    2016 was dominated by increasingly sophisticated methods of compromising ATMs, the miniaturisation of devices, and the reinvention of more basic attack vectors. Jackpotting the dispenser using ATM Malware and Black Boxes spread globally and proved very profitable for the perpetrators. Deep insert and throat inlay skimming devices, (so thin that they can be placed inside the card reader transport), challenged many of the popular anti-skimming solutions deployed by the industry. Card trapping returned and increased as a relatively simple and inexpensive way of stealing genuine EMV chip cards. Solid explosive attacks and explosive gas attacks, even when unsuccessful in obtaining the cash, often caused significant collateral damage to the ATM and buildings in the vicinity. Source: Douglas[…]

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