Business Insurance reported that “Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash.”  The November 21, 2016 report entitled “Hackers target ATMs across Europe as cyber threat grows” cites Russian cyber security firm Group IB and Diebold Nixdorf and NCR Corp. (the world’s two largest ATM makers)  who:

…said they were aware of the attacks and have been working with customers to mitigate the threat. The newly disclosed heists across Europe follow the hacking of ATMs in Taiwan and Thailand that were widely reported over the summer.

Little surprise by this report!

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