Sunday, July 14, 2024

Wiretapping -An ATM Skimming Attack to Steal Customer Data by Setting Hidden Camera & Whole the ATM Machine

U.S. Secret Service warned the new form of ATM Skimming Attack called “Wiretapping” targeting the financial institutions.

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.

Magnets and medical devices are used by criminals after creating the whole in ATM in order to steal the data from the card reader.

Attackers directly drill in front of the ATM machine and generate a large whole and it will be closed after they collect the data by placing the metal plate with instructions on how to use the ATM.

Meanwhile, attackers place the skimmer via the whole inside of the ATM and attached it via magnet with the card reader device.

            card skimmer in place above the ATM’s internal card reader

USB-based Endoscope

An attacker using Endoscope which is used by medical industries by physicians to look inside of the body parts.

In order to ensure that the skimmer is correctly attached to the card reader, Attacker using the same Endoscope to look inside of the ATM by connecting it with the mobile using USB.

According to  Secret Service told to krebsonsecurity, “once the skimmer is in place and the hole patched by a metal plate or plastic decal, the skimmer thieves often will wait a day or so to attach the pinhole camera. “The delay is believed to take place to ensure that vibrations from the drilling didn’t trigger an alarm from anti-skimming technology,” the alert reads.”

Setting Hidden Camera – ATM Skimming Attack

If the drilling and placing the skimmer inside of card reader would be successfully finished then the attacker will be satisfied then he leaves the ATM, otherwise, he will set the hidden camera in front of or above the PIN pad, recording each victim entering his or her PIN in a time-stamped video.

According to Kerbs, “it’s getting tougher to spot ATM Skimming Attack devices, many of which are designed to be embedded inside various ATM components. It’s best to focus instead on protecting your own physical security while at the cash machine.”

“If you visit an ATM that looks strange, tampered with, or out of place, try to find another machine. Use only ATMs in public, well-lit areas, and avoid those in secluded spots.”

Most importantly, cover the PIN pad with your hand when entering your PIN: That way, even if the thieves somehow skim your card, there is less chance that they will be able to snag your PIN as well, Krebs said.

You can read Advanced ATM Penetration Testing Methods and also read ATM Black box attacks – ATM Jackpotting.


Latest articles

mSpy Data Breach: Millions of Customers’ Data Exposed

mSpy, a widely used phone spyware application, has suffered a significant data breach, exposing...

Advance Auto Parts Cyber Attack: Over 2 Million Users Data Exposed

RALEIGH, NC—Advance Stores Company, Incorporated, a prominent commercial entity in the automotive industry, has...

Hackers Using ClickFix Social Engineering Tactics to Deploy Malware

Cybersecurity researchers at McAfee Labs have uncovered a sophisticated new method of malware delivery,...

Coyote Banking Trojan Attacking Windows Users To Steal Login Details

Hackers use Banking Trojans to steal sensitive financial information. These Trojans can also intercept...

Hackers Created 700+ Fake Domains to Sell Olympic Games Tickets

As the world eagerly anticipates the Olympic Games Paris 2024, a cybersecurity threat has...

Japanese Space Agency Spotted zero-day via Microsoft 365 Services

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed details of a cybersecurity incident that...

Top 10 Active Directory Management Tools – 2024

Active Directory Management Tools are essential for IT administrators to manage and secure Active...
BALAJI is an Ex-Security Researcher (Threat Research Labs) at Comodo Cybersecurity. Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.

Free Webinar

Low Rate DDoS Attack

9 of 10 sites on the AppTrana network have faced a DDoS attack in the last 30 days.
Some DDoS attacks could readily be blocked by rate-limiting, IP reputation checks and other basic mitigation methods.
More than 50% of the DDoS attacks are employing botnets to send slow DDoS attacks where millions of IPs are being employed to send one or two requests per minute..
Key takeaways include:

  • The mechanics of a low-DDoS attack
  • Fundamentals of behavioural AI and rate-limiting
  • Surgical mitigation actions to minimize false positives
  • Role of managed services in DDoS monitoring

Related Articles