Diebold Nixdorf warns banks of compromised ATMs

20 iulie 2020

Diebold Nixdorf has alerted banks in Europe to a novel type of black box jackpotting attacks on its ProCash 2050x ATM terminals, according to finextra.com. A traditional black box attacks entails a device fraudsters attach to an ATM to get it to dispense cash on demand by hobbling communications with the cash-handling compartment.

The new black box variant uncovered by Diedbold appears to contain parts of the software stack of the attacked ATM. In these incidents, attackers are focusing on outdoor systems and are destroying parts of the fascia in order to gain physical access to the head compartment, plugging their black box directly into the ATM.

„The investigation into how these parts were obtained by the fraudster is ongoing,” states Diebold in its bulletin to banks. „One possibility could be via an offline attack against an unencrypted hard disc.”

The firm has not specified how much has been stolen in the attacks, which were uncovered following a series of ATM jackpotting attacks that took place in Belgium last month. The attacks forced Belgian savings bank Argenta to shut down 143 ATMs.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?