Criminal gang tracked down after ATM malware attacks
By Cloud Direct • 12 Jan 2016
An international criminal gang has been responsible for a number of ATM malware attacks it has been reported.
The gang were recently tracked down by Europol in Eastern Europe. The attacks date back to 2014.
It was identified by Kaspersky Lab, which found that cash machines across the world had been infected.
Speaking about the findings, Wil van Gemert, Europol's deputy director of operations, said: "Over the last few years we have seen a major increase in ATM attacks using malicious software. The sophisticated cybercrime aspect of these cases illustrates how offenders are constantly identifying new ways to evolve their methodologies to commit crimes.”
The ATM attacks allowed the criminals to check the amount of money in each cash cassette in the machine and dispense up to 40 notes at a time.
In addition, the attacks also allowed the gang to empty ATM machines via its pin pad.
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