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ATMs across Europe Are Hacked Using Purpose-Built Black Boxes

July 20, 2020

Diebold Nixdorf has issued a warning of a wave of jackpotting attacks against ATM in a number of European countries, with the vast majority directed at ProCash 2050xe USB terminals.

Jackpotting attacks target ATMs to steal money from the machines. Other attacks use devices on ATMs to clone and steal credentials of regular customers, but jackpotting goes directly after the money. It’s a much more complex attack that requires knowledge of the ATM’s inner workings, and it’s much more challenging to pull off.

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