ATM Skimming Attack – Scammers Hijack ATM’s built-in Security Camera to Steal User’s PIN

[ March 12, 2019 ]

A new unique ATM Skimming attack that hijacks the ATM’s built-in security camera to steal the user’s PIN.

Scammers place skimmer that includes a camera, over the built-in customer-facing security camera in ATM machine and angles them toward ATM PIN pad to record the user’s PIN.

These skimmers capture the card data from the magnetic stripe on the backs of cards inserted into a hacked ATM, by placing a pinhole spy camera over the built-in ATM’s security camera, scammers can grab the user PIN.

Skimmers are essentially malicious card readers that grab the data of the card’s magnetic stripe attached to the real payment terminals so that they can harvest data from every person that swipes their cards.

Criminals involved in this attack by creating a small size of the hole in the ATM machine and steal the customer data directly from card reader inside of the ATM Mchine.

Cyber Security Tips:   

– Covering the ATM PIN pad with had or wallet is the easiest way to get rid of these ATM Skimming attacks.


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