A flaw in cash machines that allows criminals to quickly steal wads of cash has been discovered.
Interpol has alerted countries in Europe, Latin America and Asia known to have been targeted – and is carrying out a widespread investigation.
Security firm Kaspersky Labs discovered the hack, which is enabled by entering a series of digits on the keypad.
Infected cash machines can be instructed to dispense 40 notes at once, without a credit or debit card.
Kaspersky Labs produced a video showing how the hack was carried out. More details were provided in a blog post.
Prior to trying to obtain the cash, targeted machines are infected with malicious software via a boot CD.
To do this, criminals need physical access to the workings of the machine.
Cash machine hack
The attack requires a remote gang member to share a unique code
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