When you think of the word “jackpot,” you probably picture a slot machine spitting out piles of coins. ATM jackpotting is the same thing, except it’s an ATM spitting out cash. It’s not new in Europe or Asia, but it’s relatively unheard of here in the US. That’s expected to change, according to a warning issued by the Secret Service, whose Electronic Crimes Task Force has found that planned attacks are on the way.

The attacks can target anything from standalone ATMs to drive-throughs at banks, usually using either a Trojan or a Blackbox attack. Trojans can be installed via USB drive or a CD that will either install the malware or access it through its network. In a Blackbox attack, the perpetrator connects to the ATM with a computer, usually a laptop or a Raspberry Pi.

The warning goes on to say that the attacks are not terribly sophisticated and that pretty much anyone can carry out an ATM jackpotting attack with a little bit of an investment. Schedule a call with Craig to learn how patented security that’s been recently rolled out to over 300,000 endpoints at one of the world’s largest banks protects your bank or business from malware attacks like this, that get past traditional security.


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