Cybercriminals Refine ATM Data-sniffing Software

BobB-nw writes “Cybercriminals are improving a malicious software program that can be installed on ATMs running M|cr0s0ft’s Windows XP operating system that records sensitive card details, according to security vendor Trustwave. The malware has been found so far on ATMs in Eastern European countries, according to a Trustwave report. The malware records the magnetic stripe information on the back of a card as well as the PIN, which would potentially allow criminals to clone the card in order to withdraw cash. The collected card data, which is encrypted using the DES algorithm, can be printed out by the ATM’s receipt printer, Trustwave wrote.”

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