insert skimmer

June 13, 2016

ATM Insert Skimmers In Action

This post was originally published on this site13Jun 16 ATM Insert Skimmers In Action KrebsOnSecurity has featured several recent posts on “insert skimmers,” ATM skimming devices made to fit snugly and invisibly inside a cash machine’s card acceptance slot. I’m revisiting the subject again because I’ve recently acquired how-to videos produced by two different insert skimmer peddlers, and these silent movies show a great deal more than words can tell about how insert skimmers do their dirty work. Last month I wrote about an alert from ATM giant NCR Corp., which said it was seeing an increase in cash machines compromised by what […]
November 27, 2016

ATM Insert Skimmers: A Closer Look

This post was originally published on this siteKrebsOnSecurity has featured multiple stories about the threat from ATM fraud devices known as “insert skimmers,” wafer-thin data theft tools made to be completely hidden inside of a cash’s machine’s card acceptance slot. For a closer look at how stealthy insert skimmers can be, it helps to see videos of these things being installed and removed. Here’s a look at promotional sales videos produced by two different ATM insert skimmer peddlers. Traditional ATM skimmers are fraud devices made to be placed over top of the cash machine’s card acceptance slot, usually secured to the ATM with glue […]
July 13, 2017

Thieves Used Infrared to Pull Data from ATM ‘Insert Skimmers’

This post was originally published on this siteA 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. Last month the Oklahoma City metropolitan area experienced rash of ATM attacks involving insert skimmers. The […]
March 10, 2019

Insert Skimmer + Camera Cover PIN Stealer

This post was originally published on this siteVery often the most clever component of your typical ATM skimming attack is the hidden pinhole camera used to record customers entering their PINs. These little video bandits can be hidden 100 different ways, but they’re frequently disguised as ATM security features — such as an extra PIN pad privacy cover, or an all-in-one skimmer over the green flashing card acceptance slot at the ATM. And sometimes, the scammers just hijack the security camera built into the ATM itself. Below is the hidden back-end of a skimmer found last month placed over top […]