Rik's Ramblings

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Cash Machines Robbed with Infected USB drive

I wouldn't criticize the ATM vendors for using commodity PC hardware to make Cash Machines, however, they might have figured it would be a good idea to disable "Boot From Floppy" in the BIOS before they shipped the units!

A high-tech criminal group in Europe has been infecting ATMs (cash machines) with malware, and then completely emptying the machines without a trace ... The hack is carried out by plugging an infected USB stick into ATMs that run Windows XP.

I'm not even going to blame Microsoft for this one. There's no suggestion that they exploited Windows to do this ... although I suppose you can still blame Microsoft as BIOS was their idea.


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