27 February 2011

ATM Hacking



ATM hacking concept is new in India but its wildly used elsewhere. I will show you how its done. Before you enter,analyze your surroundings for sure. If you find any thing suspicious contact your nearest bank branch or dial toll free no. so that others may be saved from being robbed.
Look he following method is used by the thrives.

The equipment used to capture your ATM card number and PIN are cleverly disguised to look like normal ATM equipment. A “skimmer” is mounted to the front of the normal ATM card slot that reads the ATM card number and transmits it to the criminals sitting in a nearby car. At the same time, a wireless camera is disguised to look like a leaflet holder and is mounted in a position to view ATM PIN entries.

The thieves copy the cards and use the PIN numbers to withdraw thousands from many accounts in a very short time directly from the bank ATM.”

This activity has been around for a few years. In the past, it was primarily done in small retailers, where the skimming device was behind the counter and the camera was over the keypad. It was also done by setting up ATM machines that were completely fake. It’s always a GOOD IDEA to conceal your actions when entering your PIN. When you do this, the camera doesn’t record your PIN number and they can’t clone your card.
Here is a picture of a ATM Machine after being compromised.
They attach a device over the card slot on the legitimate ATM, which reads the magnetic information. Using the latest wireless technology, it is normally transmitted to fraudsters in a nearby vehicle.
Your ATM is protected by a PIN, but these criminals have a solution for this too. They install a hidden camera, again using the latest technology (wireless) and the PIN is digitally recorded

Here is a picture of the compromised ATM with the camera installed.

Whenever you find such frauds contact your nearest bank or dial toll free no.of any bank.

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AbhiShek SinGh
Founder of 'TheHackingArticles'. Cyber Security Analyst, Cyber Security Researcher, and Software Engineer. Follow 'AbhiShek SinGh' on Facebook , Twitter or Google+ or via Email

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