Tuesday, January 26, 08:29
Home security 5 most popular malware targeting ATM

5 most popular malware targeting ATM


As time passes, the more frequent their attacks are hackers in ATMs, who are using increasingly sophisticated and targeted methods to gain access to money laundering machines. It is also noticed that malicious agents mostly use specific families malware, in order to export money from an ATM.

The history of ATM skimmer malware began ten years ago when the first malware targeting ATM was designed. Since then, as it is natural, it has evolved and includes many different families of malware, while different factors lie behind them.

So let's look at 5's top malicious programs targeting ATM


Ploutus malware, first detected in November of 2016, allows attackers to empty an ATM using an external keyboard attached to the machine or via SMS. This is a typical malware targeting ATM, giving hackers the ability to make money without the need for a card.


Another malware detected in November of 2016 is Alice. It connects directly to CurrencyDispenser1 and introduces the correct PIN opens the administrator panel, which allows attackers to steal money from the ATM's safe.


The Cutlet contains a guide that provides manuals, details such as the required equipment, targeted ATM models, and tips and tricks for malware running by other malicious players. This type of malware does not directly affect a bank's customers because it is intended for cash theft from specific ATMs.


By operating in the Eastern European countries, Tyupkin malware was first discovered in 2014. To work, attackers need to gain physical access to the ATM and infect it with Tyupkin malware. Once the machine is infected, it disables all network connections and even if the administrators have detected the suspicious activity, it can not be interrupted.


Skimer is the first malware designed to steal bank card numbers and account details and owner details stored on the magnetic tape associated with payment terminals so that they can collect data from any person who uses his card. The scammers place the skimmer, which includes a camera above the built-in security camera facing the customer at the ATMs and thus records the user's PIN.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Absent Mia
Absent Miahttps://www.secnews.gr
Being your self, in a world that constantly tries to change you, is your greatest achievement



COVID-19 vaccines: Ways to protect supply chains

The development of vaccines for COVID-19 in such a short period of time has created many challenges and these are not only related to ...

How do insurance companies "enhance" ransomware attacks?

Ransomware attacks have increased significantly, with experts warning that their victims should not pay ransom to hackers ....

Russia: "US may be planning retaliation for SolarWinds hack"!

The Russian government warns the country's organizations about possible cyber attacks that the US may carry out, as "retaliation" for the hack ...

iPhone: How to see which apps have access to your contacts

Some iPhone privacy issues go deeper than accessing your contacts list, which exposes your contacts to ...

COVID-19: Google makes vaccination clinics available

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Monday that the company will make its facilities available to become clinics ...

Netflix offers "studio quality" audio upgrade on Android

Do not be surprised if Netflix sounds better the next time you run a marathon with rows on your Android phone ...

Will Bitcoin return to $ 40.000? There is concern!

Bitcoin lovers who take his return above the level of $ 40.000 for granted have been worried because the demand ...

Avaddon ransomware: Its operators threaten with DDoS attacks to get ransom!

Lately, more and more ransomware gangs tend to threaten their targets with DDoS attacks in order to secure profits ....

Volunteer firefighters will be trained through VR simulation

Volunteer firefighters in the Australian state of Victoria will soon have access to the virtual reality (VR) training that will be available in ...

Tesla: Accuses its former employee of stealing her confidential data!

On January 23, Tesla sued former employee Alex Khatilov for stealing 26.000 confidential documents, including trade secrets. The software ...