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News ATM malware discovered

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 19 Mar 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Now that is clever. Even though you need an employee to install it, it's still a clever method.
     
  3. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    I reckon Fred the Shred, might use this, as the excuse for losing £24 billion. Its wez not mes, twas the internets!
     
  4. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    lol, access to ATMs is surprisingly easy...

    I saw an ATM crash to the windows desktop once, at which point i could use the touchscreen as a normal PC interface. I was able to start a command prompt, and was looking for the virtual keyboard to type "ipconfig", and then it was taken over remotely :)
     
  5. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    haha this is great, i wonder how long its been in use and how wide spread it is..
     
  6. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Likewise, I've seen an ATM BSOD!! I would have lol'd but it ate my card.
     
  7. Dr. Strangelove

    Dr. Strangelove New Member

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    You have soo little money that your card caused a BSOD of the ATM!????? :jawdrop:
     
  8. Sirwashbrook

    Sirwashbrook Bacon is good for me!

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    I work for IBM and fix cash machines and other in branch machines for HSBC/Abbey around the Midlands area mainly Birmingham , We have seen a vast rise in skimming devices and they are getting harder and harder to recognise , entire front panel covers are being made and they are very hard to spot , same paint , same facia parts eg card reader lips etc even stickers , so my advice is have a poke around before you use them :) ps and we seem to think that someone with ATM knowledge could be doing this
     
  9. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    Happy that my bank uses proprietary software developed only by themselves
     
  10. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    u 100% sure?
     
  11. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    Even proprietary software may have been coded in India or Eastern Europe, due to outsourcing. Neither regions have the best reputation for security.
     
  12. Sirwashbrook

    Sirwashbrook Bacon is good for me!

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    Wouldnt be so sure that the code is a secret , software gets passed around in IBM like pokemon cards to be honest , I have 3 sets of HSBC windows xp for atm's .
     
  13. aggies11

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    "Windows-based ATM" - Why does that phrase send chills down my spine? Please tell me that is not the norm...
     
  14. Sirwashbrook

    Sirwashbrook Bacon is good for me!

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    yeah most use windows , some have independate software but are around 10 years old and about to go to windows
     
  15. Otto69

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    "Windows Genuine Advantage has determined this ATM is running pirated software, shutting down..."
     
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    It gets worse: Most ATMs use Win98, and I've personally seen some using Win95.
    But then it gets better: I've also seen several running BSD.

    Software and even full system HDD images from various ATMs circle around the net all the time, it's easy to find and buy one if you know where to look.
     
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    Also a lot of ATMs use OS/2 (renamed eComStation) as it was a very reliable operating system.
     
  19. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    i wish all ATM's were Unix based. Microsoft OS's seem to be a little excessive for an ATM, someone got rich!
     
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