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Cybercriminals who once earned millions by breaking into individual online bank accounts are now targeting the banks’ own computers, with often-dramatic results.
In Taiwan and Thailand earlier this year, the criminals programmed bank ATMs to spew cash. Gang members stood in front of the machines at the appointed hour and collected millions of dollars.
“These guys, who could have been in the past just going after consumers...are breaking into financial institutions,” said Eric Chien, technical director of Symantec Corp.’s Security Technology and Response division.
Taipei police, who worked with the FBI on the First Commercial Bank investigation, said in July that malicious software used on ATMs had led to more than $300 million in losses.
In a written statement, the FBI said it “routinely advises private industry of various cyber threat indicators observed during the course of our investigations.”
originally posted by: seasonal
This is a serious issue, I would think that the banks would have really tough security in their ATM's. I guess not.