Sticky Criminals

Sticky Criminals

CBS in San Francisco is reporting a rather novel cash machine attack. . It seems that crooks are applying superglue to the clear, enter, and cancel buttons on cash machines at banks. A customer goes to the cash machine, inserts their card and enters their PIN. Then the victim notices the enter key is not

CBS in San Francisco is reporting a rather novel cash machine attack. . It seems that crooks are applying superglue to the clear, enter, and cancel buttons on cash machines at banks. A customer goes to the cash machine, inserts their card and enters their PIN. Then the victim notices the enter key is not

CBS in San Francisco is reporting a rather novel cash machine attack. .

It seems that crooks are applying superglue to the clear, enter, and cancel buttons on cash machines at banks. A customer goes to the cash machine, inserts their card and enters their PIN. Then the victim notices the enter key is not working so they go inside the bank for assistance. At that point the crook goes up to the machine and withdraws the cash.

It might be a good idea to test the buttons on the cash machine before you insert your card!

Randy Abrams
Director of Technical Education
Cyber Threat Analysis Center
ESET North America

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