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The Dark Web is full of hacking tools for ATM machines


With more and more tools and units being sold at Dark web lately, even a beginner hacker could crash an ATM machine in 15 minutes.

Η CloudSEK found that while in the past someone had to have the knowledge needed for such a tool, nowadays dark web vendors are promoting newer tools such as malicious cards and malware USB for ATMs to crack such machines, making the job simple for anyone.

"Although it has been a little more difficult up until now, with the new ones techniques anyone can manage these machines, "says CloudSEK security researcher Rakesh Krishnan, who represented the buyer in order to get in touch with dark web vendors and learn the latest news about ATM hacking.

One of the vendors provided him with an ATM Malware Card that included a PIN Descriptor, Set Off Card and instructions on how to withdraw money from the machine.

Another common technique for stealing money from ATM machines is to infect them by using a USB drive that hosts a software malware.

These malicious programs primarily target programs that work on Windows XP Home. In addition, Krishnan explains that most of these units work worldwide on ATM machines and most of the time do not require modifications for different areas. "ATM machines around the world use specific methods and software, so these malware works everywhere," he says.

Gautam Kumawat, an expert on cyberspacesays that many of these cheap tools available on the dark web are easily accessible on worldwide e-commerce sites with instant ordering capabilities.

In addition there are some other additives to these tools that do not need to be in direct contact with the machinery. One recently discovered technique, for example, uses malicious software Ploutus-D, which manages the hardware, thereby allowing anyone to remove all money from a machine.

Krishnan also states that many of the dark web vendors are providing the latest techniques hacking marketed such as POS Terminals, Upgraded Antenna, Custom Skimmers ATM, RFID Reader / Author and the like. These techniques are priced around $ 1400. Card cloning is another basic cyber-hacking technique.

Her experts Cybersecurity point out that, moreover, ATM machines are not updated, which makes them even weaker.

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