Media: In Russia, the cases of ATM break-ins using BlackBox

In April sharply increased the number of ATM break-ins using the technology of BlackBox. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to sources.


The current attack is notable for the fact that there is obviously hackers are working on the contract – that is, hardened criminals are taught the willing theft of money from banking terminals, receiving for their work a percentage of a successful operation, said the sources.

If last year was recorded on 21 a similar case, only in April the police informed about 10 attacks.

“BlackBox is based on connecting third-party devices to the dispenser device for issuing money. Such a device is connected or through a drilled hole in the ATM, or use the key engineers for the opening of the service part of the ATM where the computer is located”, — said a leading anti-virus expert “Kaspersky Lab” Sergey Golovanov.

The attackers are operating in the territory of Moscow and Moscow region. The amount of a theft can range from two to five million virtually any, with the assistance of the guards was applied for three credit institutions, said the sources.

Bankers say they want to have information about what is an unsecured site ATMs are criminals. “We would like to receive this information from the Central Bank, but it is not” — complained the representative of the Bank.

The Central Bank also said that similar cases in April they were never reported. The Bank of Russia may not be aware of all the details, because credit institutions are not obliged to report the attack to the controller: physical impact on Bank terminal has nothing to do with the process of transferring money, so the banks may not include these data in their accounts, experts say.

In March Bloomberg reported that ATMs in the United States lose their relevance in connection with a huge number of digital payment methods.

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