HomesecurityATM Europe: Citizens of Belarus arrested for jackpotting attacks

ATM Europe: Citizens of Belarus arrested for jackpotting attacks

ATM Europe: Two citizens of Belarus arrested this month in Poland, as they are said to be involved in many jackpotting attacks into a ATM. The two alleged perpetrators are believed to have carried out dozens of jackpotting attacks at ATMs (also known as attacks Black Box) in several European countries. As part of these attacks, the two criminals - 26 and 29 years old - succeeded to steal about 230.000 euros (approximately $ 273.000) in cash.

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In jackpotting attacks, cybercriminals try to connect a laptop to the ATM, making a hole in the ATM. They install malware through the laptop (malware) on the ATM computer inside. They are then able to handle the bank's customer accounts.

ATM Europe Citizens of Belarus jackpotting
ATM Europe: Citizens of Belarus arrested for jackpotting attacks

So in these specific attacks, the two men drilled holes or melted parts of ATMs, in order to gain physical access to the internal electronic devices. Then, of course, they connected a laptop (laptop) to the machine and sent orders, aiming to instruct him to "take out" all the cash contained in it.

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According to Europol, the criminals were targeted always the same brand and the same ATM model. The European Union law enforcement agency says the arrests of the two Belarusians took place in the context of an investigation involving law enforcement agencies from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland.

ATM Europe Citizens of Belarus jackpotting
ATM Europe: Citizens of Belarus arrested for jackpotting attacks

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The manufacturer of the ATMs that targeted the two perpetrators with their attacks also participated in this investigation.

Polish authorities have arrested the two men in Warsaw on the 17th of July, as stated by Europol in a relevant announcement issued this week.

Source of information: securityweek.com

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