ATM makers warn of 'jackpotting' hacks on US machines

    Abdulaziz Sobh

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    ATM makers warn of 'jackpotting' hacks on US machines

    ATM makers have not identified any victims or say how much money has been lost. Gabkot has been growing around the world in recent years, although it is unclear how much cash has been stolen because victims and police often do not disclose details.

    The attacks, which began last year in Mexico, were reported by the Kripas news agency.

    Companies told Reuters on Saturday they had sent alerts to customers.

    He said in a state of alert on Friday that the cases were the first "jackpotting" losses confirmed in the United States. It said its equipment was not targeted at the latest attacks, but remained a source of concern for ATMs.

    "This should be treated by all ATM publishers as a call to action to take appropriate steps to protect ATMs from these attacks," he said.

    Depp told Nixdorf, in a separate alert on Friday, said US authorities had warned the company that the pirates had been targeting one of the models of ATMs known as Optiva, which came out of production several years ago.

    A confidential US secret warning sent to the banks said the pirates had targeted stand-alone ATMs, usually in pharmacies, retailers in large sales boxes and ATMs.

    Depp told Nixdorf described the steps used by criminals to settle ATMs. Include physical access, replacement of the hard drive and the use of an industrial telescope to reduce the internal button required to reset the device.

    Reuters could not get a copy of the secret service report and the agency's representative refused to comment. FBI officials were not immediately available.

    The Russian cybersecurity firm Group Yep reported that cybercriminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe in 2016. Similar attacks have also been reported this year in Thailand and Taiwan.

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