Tampered with ATMs: Thieves take advantage of 3D printer 25 September 2011Posted by computeraholic in Uncategorized.
The mesh of the skimmer is not new: The fraudsters attach ATM own parts that secretly read the magnetic stripe of the cards inserted and at the same time to record the PIN entry with a camera.
From the data obtained in this way, they produce 1:1 copies of the cards and then raise money. What is new is the approach of a gang which was in Texas recently been arrested: fraudsters skimming printed perfectly fitting attachments for the machines in the 3D printer.
Printing in 3D
Also, 3D printers are not new, they have for years used mainly in industry and research to keep pace as fast and cheap prototypes in the hands can. New is the fact that falling prices of these devices – are professional 3D printers have been around for about 10,000 euros. And in just such a device, the skimmer have invested.
$ 400,000 stolen
The gang is accused to have caused around $ 400,000 damage in two years through tampered ATMs. The trick with 3D printers is alarming, as it is thus perfectly