“A Russian cybersecurity firm has issued a warning about a spate of remotely coordinated attacks on cash machines,” BBC News reports. “Hacks of banks’ centralised systems had made groups of machines issue cash simultaneously, a process known as ‘touchless jackpotting,’ said Group IB.”
“The machines had not been physically tampered with, it said, but ‘money mules’ had waited to grab the cash,” The Beeb reports. “Affected countries are said to include Armenia, Estonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain and the UK. But the company declined to name any specific banks.”
“Two cash machine manufacturers, Diebold Nixdorf and NCR Corp, told Reuters they were aware of the threat,” The Beeb reports. “‘They are taking this to the next level in being able to attack a large number of machines at once,’ said senior director Nicholas Billett, from Diebold Nixdorf. ‘They know they will be caught fairly quickly, so they stage it in such a way that they can get cash from as many ATMs as they can before they get shut down.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Define “fairly quickly.”