Posted by: Arian Eigen Heald
ATM Security, Automatic Theft Machines, Data Breaches, Hardware & InfoSec, information security
I was over on identitytheft.info watching some video feeds when I came across this one. It’s worth taking a look at not because the technique for attaching Bad Things is all that different, but because of the hardware the Bad Thing is using.
Check out the hardware used: a modified cell phone (to call home with numbers? how convenient!) a camera and an SD card. It’s the hack of the cell phone I find the most interesting. Of course, they didn’t give us any details on that, but I would be interested to know how it was modified, wouldn’t you?
Although identitytheft.info is rather self-serving in its presentation (providing a variety of services to “victims”) they often have newsfeed videos that are very well done.
For instance, there’s another video that shows a keypad that can capture the pin (instead of a camera) as you type it in glued over the regular keypad.
They recommend notifying the bank if you discover a skimmer; I recommend notifying the police. They’ll take care of notifying the bank(s).