Jan 15 2009

ATM Skimmers are getting sneakier

Published by at 11:25 am under Phishing, scams, etc.,Security Advisories

Most of the ATM skimmers I’ve read about are reasonably easy to detect if you’re paying attention. Things like a cover that goes over the existing face of the ATM and contains a card reader and some memory.  But this one’s a new twist on the theme; the reader itself is just a small frame of plastic that wirelessly transmits the scanned card information to a ‘speaker’ a couple of feet away that also contains a video camera to capture your PIN while it’s at it.  This set up has been blamed for ten’s of thousands of dollars lost and I have to wonder how many others like it there are around the area.  If nothing else, watch the short video for the suggestions at the end for protecting yourself when using an ATM.  Found on Threat Level.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “ATM Skimmers are getting sneakier”

  1. ark0non 16 Jan 2009 at 4:26 am

    New? Sorry but this has been seen used for at least the last 3 to 4 years. There are definitely some new twists on the skimming game, this is not one of them.

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  4. John Jacksonon 07 Jul 2009 at 10:47 pm

    skimmers do exist..if you know where to find them. E-mail me: uad23@safe-mail.net and maybe I can hook some of you up.

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