Secret Service Warns of Surge in ATM 'Wiretapping' Attacks

The Secret Service recently published a non-public report about a new type of card and credential theft by way of an ATM. The thieves use a drill to enter the ATM and then attach a skimmer internally to the card reader. They then cover the hole with a sign or metal plate and return at a later time and install a camera or false PIN pad to steal the victim's credentials. It is advised to ensure an ATM is placed in a public, well lit area to deter thieves and that a focus is set on users taking precautions to secure their personal information.

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