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first_img(Phys.org) — Yet another ATM card-reading heist technique to worry about: Thieves have evolved their ATM techniques in coming up with skinny skimmers to work inside the ATM that are so small they can be fitted inside the credit card insertion slot. They record the data stored on the magnetic stripe on the back of the card as it is slid into a compromised ATM. The skimmers when equipped with a secondary component also record ATM customers entering their PINs, such as with a PIN pad overlay or hidden camera. The news was revealed, as police in an unidentified European nation retrieved the wafer-thin skimmers. Windows XP ATM’s Under Hacker Attacks in Europe – US Could Be Next! The European ATM Security Team (EAST), an organization that collects ATM fraud reports, has been publishing their ATM fraud alerts, They have been issuing country crime updates from representatives of countries in the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), and from non-SEPA countries. They say a number of European countries are noticing higher-quality and more efficient skimming devices.According to EAST, one country which they have not named, alerted them about a new form of skimming device that is thin enough to be inserted directly into the card reader slot. These devices record the data stored on the magnetic stripe on the back of the card as it is slid into the compromised ATM. EAST notes that these insert-skimmers are continuing to evolve whereby a secondary component to record customers entering their PINs, such as a PIN pad overlay or hidden camera, is being used.EAST was alerted to the new skimmer by one of its reporting countries; the U.S. is no stranger to the fact that techniques in ATM card-reading crimes are always evolving. According to the FBI, ATM skimming is a growing criminal activity that some experts believe costs U.S. banks hundreds of millions of dollars annually. ATM card skimming is defined as a method used by criminals to capture data from the magnetic stripe on the back of an ATM card. The devices used are small enough to escape notice by most ATM customers. What is unique about the new skimmers is that they are inserted into the slot where other types reported have been fastened in close proximity to a card reader. Pin capturing refers to a method of attaching cameras and other imaging devices to ATMs to catch the victim’s PIN. Interestingly, the FBI says that ATMs are not the only target of skimmers. The agency has also seen them at gas pumps and other point-of-sale locations where customers swipe cards and enter PINs. © 2012 Phys.org More information: www.european-atm-security.eu/W … tion=fullnews&id=110center_img Explore further Citation: Security team sees evolution of skinny slot-fitting ATM skimmers (2012, July 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-07-team-evolution-skinny-slot-fitting-atm.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_imgDarjeeling: The autopsy of the rhinoceros, whose carcass was recovered from Gorumara National Forest has revealed the death could have been caused by poison. Three persons have been detained from a forest village for questioning.Incidentally on December 25, the carcass of an adult rhinoceros was recovered from Gorumara National Forest in the Jalpaiguri district. The horn of the rhino was hacked off giving rise to the doubt that the animal was killed by poachers. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeNo bullet was found in the body after a four hour long autopsy. The Forest department feels that poison could have been administered to kill the rhino. In order to find out the nature of the poison that could have been administered, body parts including tissues of the rhino are being sent to a forensic lab. Many theories are afloat regarding the poison theory. As chances of poisoning a rhino by giving it fodder laced with poison is bleak, foresters feel that Aconitum could have been used. Poachers from North East have mastered the art of killing animals like rhinos and elephants by using this poison. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn the past, there are records of elephants being killed by poachers from North East using Aconitum in Buxa Tiger Reserve. In 2016, after a rhino was killed in Jaldapara National Forest, a syringe containing Aconitum was recovered from near the carcass. A high alert has been issued in Jaldapara National Forest. Incidentally in 2016, around three rhinos were killed in Jaldapara. Police arrested three persons in connection with the incident and an AK47 rifle used for shooting rhinos was recovered.”The rhino carcass was recovered from an area called Garati at Gorumara. Garati is such an area where a sound of a shot cannot be avoided from reaching people. Hence, we feel the rhino was not shot using a firearm. A metal detector was also used during autopsy but no bullet could be located inside the body. We feel a lethal poison could have been used. Further forensic examination will help pinpoint the cause of death,” stated Ujjwal Ghosh, Chief Conservator of Forest, Wildlife North. Incidentally on April 21, 2017, the decomposed carcasses of two rhinos was found in the same locality. The horns of the rhinos were sawed off.last_img read more