This morning I woke up to news about ATMs hacking. While there are several old days methods of using Skimmers and cameras to steal the debit/credit card details and clone the cards later.
One of the methods involves drilling a hole in the ATM with a small hand-drill and connecting to ATMS serial port to send ‘cash out’ command to the ATMs cash dispenser.
There are even methods to release the money from ATM with remote button, as outlined in this blogpost.
All these leads to one conclusion, we need more security and learn from all these incidents to be alert, stay safe.