Criminals infect ATMs with malware to steal your card data

Kaspersky Lab has identified new ATM malware which allows criminals to take control of infected machines and to turn them into card skimmers.

A new version of Skimer, said Kaspersky, is used to infect the ATMs.

“After successfully installing Backdoor.Win32.Skimer into the system, it infects the core of an ATM – the executable responsible for the machine’s interactions with the banking infrastructure, cash processing, and credit cards,” said Kaspersky.

Once an ATM is infected, criminals are able to withdraw all the funds in the ATM or grab the data from cards used at that ATM.

The video below details how infected ATMs are exploited.

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