It has been revealed that hackers in Germany were able to withdraw money from ATMs by installing malware using their public USB ports.

What Gadget you are getting this Holiday?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading ... Loading ...

ATM machines may look fairly secure pieces of hardware but if they are running Windows XP and have a public USB port, they are no good. Researchers have now revealed how hackers used malware-laden USBs to hack into such ATMs to withdraw cash.


ATM machine

Normally, ATMs are not this vulnerable because they don’t run Windows XP, neither do they have a public USB port. That’s because having a public USB port can open up the machine to all kinds of exploits. But then, it would appear that some banks in Germany didn’t care all that much about the security of their ATM machines.

So hackers used a malware to infect one of these ATMs. Once they got inside the machine, they were able to determine the exact amount of money deposited inside it. The interface further allowed them to choose the exact denomination of the bills they wished to withdraw.

Naturally, the hackers went with the highest-valued bills. Interestingly, these hackers used exploits to dispense money out of ATMs and then patched the exploits, so that the bank wouldn’t discover them. This way, they were able to draw out substantial sums of money before the bank finally realized that something was awry.

The hackers also had a mutual fool-proof mechanism, which involved providing a 12-digit code to access the interface and then furnishing a second login code. The second code had to be received from a hacker remote from the location of the ATM. The mechanism, researchers speculated, were meant to stop any single hacker from making off with the money.

Courtesy: Mashable

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Make A Non-functional Leica Camera Through Assembling A Single Flat Plastic Poster

Philips Made World’s First Flat Light Bulb That Lasts For 23 Years!
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post

Tags: , , , ,

  On January 4, 2014(8 months, 16 days ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

The trick will let you to check your Facebook messages in the original app without downloading Messenger and it works with both iPhone or Android phone.
Want to block all disgusting ads from your android device? Read the tutorial to know how you can block ads on your Android and save data.
Want to repair your memory card? It's very easy to fix corrupted or damaged memory card. In fact you can fix it by yourself.
Are you the one who is frustrated because of the speed of your Android device? No worries, the article will help you increase the speed of that device.
Lately, Google has updated its Google Docs. Now users can crop, rotate, and add borders to images in a document without leaving Google Docs.
Adobe CS products are not free, but the good news is you can now download Photoshop CS2 & all other CS2 product completely free and it's absolutely legal.
At the beginning level, many people don't know how to use Gmail properly. For them, a here's a helpful guideline.
Skype now allows you to call directly from your Outlook account. Find the step-by-step installation process from this tutorial.
This tutorial helps you quickly resolve four of the most common problems that occur with Windows XP.
After releasing Look Back, many people didn't like it. So Facebook planned to add an Edit tool to the feature and now you can edit your Facebook Look Back video.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook