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VIDEO: Finding an ATM Skimmer in the Wild

June 24, 2016 / Ben Tedesco

While on vacation with my family in Vienna, Austria, I went to grab some cash from an ATM. Being security paranoid, I repeated my typical habit of checking the card reader with my hand as I have 100’s of times. Today’s the day when my security awareness paid off!

Check out  my discovery of a custom made card skimmer that perfectly matches up to this ATM machine:

Here are a few close-ups that I took of the electronics on the backside of the device, you will notice that in addition to the magnetic strip reader, it has a battery (the large silver object on the right) some sort of switch (the small silver object in the middle with the small black tab sticking out of it) and of course the control board with the 4 pin connector (the large green board to the left).

(See Ben’s original post on LinkedIn – click here.)


Also see:

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TAGS: ATM / ATM Skimmer / Carbon Black