• 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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  • ATM Fraud and Security Digest - June 2013

    ATMsecurity.com 20 Jul 2013 | 2:39 pm

    Phishing Processor Compromise Cash Out Two Romanian nationals, and one Nigerian national were sentenced in the UK to a total of 21 years prison following a joint UK US/ French investigation into large scale phishing attacks targeting bank accounts. Servers controlled by the group contained 30,000 customers’ bank details and 70 million email addresses. Victims included bank customers from UK, US, China and Russia. Eight suspects were charged in the US following the theft of $15 million using compromised prepaid cards. Cash Trapping Card Trapping Distraction UK banking industry body, Financial Fraud Action UK reported (statistics) that ATM fraud increased to 7,525 cases reported in the first four months of 2013 compared with 2,553 for[…]

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