ATM skimmer gang invested proceeds in 3D printer to make better ATM skimmers

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10 Responses to “ATM skimmer gang invested proceeds in 3D printer to make better ATM skimmers”

  1. Restless says:

    Missouri City!  Awesome, right down the road from here.  Now if only I had his address and a baseball bat to apply some Texas Justice.

    I need to show this to my wife so she understands why every device I put my card into gets inspected, prodded and tugged to make sure it’s actually a part of the ATM/pump/reader and not something stuck on to it.

  2. codesuidae says:

    Excellent. Proliferation of better criminals with better techniques is necessary if we expect banks to ever dump this 1970s technology that our credit/debit card system uses.

  3. The $8.14 could have come from debit transactions, or if they’re really stupid, online purchases shipped to their home address.

    Missouri City is about a 45 min drive from where I live. I’m going to follow Restless’ advice and tug on the card reader every time I use an ATM.

  4. peterblue11 says:

    cory time to take ur makers book off the shelves, otherwise u ll be the guilty one when the first kid shoots up a school with a home printed AK.

  5. kmoser says:

    You’d figure there would be a way to use public key encryption to communicate between the card and the ATM, preventing an intermediate device (the skimmer) from reading the data.

    • Restless says:

      You’d also think that if the camera was disabled or blinded the ATM could use simple scene analysis software to realize this and put the ATM into an out-of-order state.

  6. theclar says:

    Maybe ATMs should show a picture of what the card slot is supposed to look like?

  7. bklynchris says:

    Cops always say criminals are criminals because they are stupid (you know, rather than productive members of society).  But here, I digress.  

    Am I naive in thinking I am safe when I use bank chain based ATMs with flashing light faces?

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