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[mob] Interesting device to steal ATM accounts



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Subject: [IP] Interesting device to steal ATM  accountsRisks Digest 23.19
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2004 19:59:55 -0500
From: Dave Farber <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]

Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 16:40:46 -0800
From: Mabry Tyson <[email protected]>
Subject: Interesting device to steal ATM accounts

Bank ATMs Converted to Steal Bank Customer IDs
http://www.utexas.edu/admin/utpd/atm.html

A team of organized criminals is installing equipment on legitimate bank
ATMs in at least 2 regions to steal both the ATM card number and the
PIN. The team sits nearby in a car receiving the information transmitted
wirelessly over weekends and evenings from equipment they install on the
front of the ATM (see photos). If you see an attachment like this, do not
use the ATM and report it immediately to the bank using the 800 number or
phone on the front of the ATM.

The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN is cleverly
disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A "skimmer" is mounted to the
front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and
transmits it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car.

At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet
holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands
from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.

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