HACKERS

29 Jul: RUSSIAN-SPEAKING HACKERS ARRESTED IN POLAND OVER ATM JACKPOTTING ATTACKS

(Source: Europol)

With the support of Europol, the Polish authorities have arrested two individuals committing so-called ‘Black Box’ attacks against ATMs, in which criminals connect electronic devices to a cash machine and remotely force it to spew out all its cash. 

The two suspects – both Belarusian nationals, were arrested in Warsaw on 17 July. 

The investigation uncovered that these criminals committed dozens of ATM attacks in at least seven European countries, stealing an estimated €230 000 in cash. The criminals were always targeting the same brand and model of ATM. 

The criminals would gain access to the ATM wires …