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May 19, 2017, 08:02:39 PM
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"Not so long ago, enterprising thieves who wanted to steal the entire contents of an ATM had to blow it up. Today, a more discreet sort of cash-machine burglar can walk away with an ATM’s stash and leave behind only a tell-tale three-inch hole in its front panel."

Hackers Are Emptying ATMs With a Single Drilled Hole and $15 Worth of Gear
https://www.wired.com/2017/04/hackers-emptying-atms-drill-15-worth-gear/

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Maybe some of the many thieves around here can go find a nice, fat ATM and leave this community alone forever?
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May 19, 2017, 09:15:34 PM
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What complicates this news story is, many ATM's are manufactured or designed by shell companies that are owned by organized crime(if I'm remembering right).

It could be a plot where organized crime designs and builds ATM machines with vulnerabilities intentionally built into their design.

Then years later, organized crime uses their base thugs to harvest ATM's and turn additional profits.


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May 19, 2017, 09:33:02 PM
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Most ATM's are still running Windows XP, support for the embedded XP version ended in January 2016...
Once you get inside the machine, it's pretty easy to exploit this.

The article states that the hackers were able to drill a small hole next to the PIN pad, seems like something that could be secured better.

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May 19, 2017, 09:52:08 PM
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Most ATM's are still running Windows XP, support for the embedded XP version ended in January 2016...
Once you get inside the machine, it's pretty easy to exploit this.

The article states that the hackers were able to drill a small hole next to the PIN pad, seems like something that could be secured better.

The articles states that they will improve making it more hard to get into, so I think havkers can still drill a hole next to pin pad. And I guess with a lot of old ATMs in the world, hackers can atill do this, they can't just replace all other ATMs that quick and just like that. I just hope I can afford a laptop and a dril right now.

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May 19, 2017, 10:49:01 PM
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Well I don't know about other countries but most of the ATMs here are built in walls, probably for the reason so this kind of things don't happen.
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May 19, 2017, 10:51:53 PM
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Well I don't know about other countries but most of the ATMs here are built in walls, probably for the reason so this kind of things don't happen.

They are build in a wall because the thieves, instead of blowing them where they are, steal the whole stuff, so it must be fixed.

Sooner or later people will realize that Bitcoin is real money and will take the same precautions as with other ATMs
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May 20, 2017, 05:44:11 AM
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Sigh, stealing money from ATMs is also a big business here in the Philippines. Most of the people organizing them are from Bulgaria and Romania. I wonder what that meant.

They still haven't progressed to this though. They usually replace the card sensor and install cameras and use the data to make a clone of the ATM card, which they usually drain dry within a day or two.

Since the method shown in the article triggers the money dispenser, I suppose they don't have to use customer information, and would be more of a headache for the bank rather than the customer. Processing a fraud complaint can take a long time and the customer is left without money for expenses in the mean time. I mean, this is bad but I'm glad it's not the customer being directly inconvenienced.

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