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ATM hack gives cash on demand

Jul 29, 2010, 18:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert McMillan)

"Barnaby Jack hit the jackpot at Black Hat on Wednesday. Twice.

"Exploiting bugs in two different ATM machines, the researcher from IOActive was able to get them to spit out money on demand and record sensitive data from the cards of people who used them.

"He showed the attacks on two systems he had purchased himself -- the type of generic ATM machines typically found in bars and convenience stores. Criminals have been hitting this type of machine for years, using ATM skimmers to record card data and PIN numbers, or in some cases simply pulling up a truck and hauling the machines away."

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