How to Make an ATM Give You Cash (Video)

Photo: Patricio from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Erica Naone writes on Technology Review:

During a flashy presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, a computer security expert showed several ways to break into ATMs. Barnaby Jack, who is director of research at IOActive Labs, made cash pour from a machine for minutes on end. After studying four different companies’ models, he said, “every ATM I’ve looked at, I’ve found a ‘game over’ vulnerability that allowed me to get cash from the machine.” He’s even identified an Internet-based attack that requires no physical access.

The same talk was supposed to take place at last year’s Black Hat conference, but it was pulled at the last moment. In his presentation, which did not reveal the exact details of how he performed the attacks, Jack named two vendors — Triton and Tranax — and said he had been in contact with both about fixing the problems.

Jack demonstrated the attacks on two ATMs that he bought online and drove to Las Vegas from his company’s headquarters in San Jose. The hardware kit that he used in the demonstration cost less than $100 to make.

Above Photo: Patricio from Buenos Aires, Argentina via Wikimedia Commons
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  • Rohatsu

    Dang, I was hoping to get some how-to instructions.

  • Untitled-01

    Just the fact that this has reached the internet means that it's about to be made obsolete by the banks it exploits. Even if there were instructions, I wouldn't do it because I bet by that time that somebody had figured out a way around the exploit. Why would anyone tell other people about this? If you knew how to take money like that from and ATM, WHY WOULD YOU TELL ANYONE!?

    • Guest

      Probably because you could make more money legally by selling your hack to the banks as a security consultant.

  • Guest

    Probably because you could make more money legally by selling your hack to the banks as a security consultant.

  • dirty johnny

    Fuck Jack. Fuck People like Jack. Fuck Banks. Fuck Bankers like Jack.

    FEED ME A KITTEN

  • dirty johnny

    Fuck Jack. Fuck People like Jack. Fuck Banks. Fuck Bankers like Jack.

    FEED ME A KITTEN

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