Author Topic: Thieves Used Infrared to Pull Data from ATM ‘Insert Skimmers’  (Read 147 times)

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A greater number of ATM skimming incidents now involve so-called “insert skimmers,” wafer-thin fraud devices made to fit snugly and invisibly inside a cash machine’s card acceptance slot. New evidence suggests that at least some of these insert skimmers — which record card data and store it on a tiny embedded flash drive  — are equipped with technology allowing them to transmit stolen card data wirelessly via infrared, the same communications technology that powers a TV remote control.

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/07/thieves-used-infrared-to-pull-data-from-atm-insert-skimmers/

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