By Eduard Kovacs on July 08, 2014
ATM skimming is still a problem in Europe, a not-for-profit organization that specializes in ATM security said in a report published on Friday.
The report from the European ATM Security Team (EAST) is based on information provided by the representatives of 22 countries at the 33rd EAST meeting held at Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) in June.
Of the 19 Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) and three non-SEPA countries, 18 saw instances of ATM skimming, with six of the respondents reporting increases and four reporting decreases in the number of incidents.
According to EAST, one country reported spotting new types of mini-skimmers that are designed to fit inside an ATM card reader to make them more difficult to detect.
SecurityWeek/ Full Read Here/ http://www.securityweek.com/new-type-mini-skimmer-found-europe
Would have been a fascinating article if we were able to see a decent picture of the skimmer on a white background rather than grey, and the picture were larger.
It was virtually impossible ti see any detail of the unit.
Good point - that article only has the one photo. This one has a few more that are a bit larger:
I attempted to take the smaller image which I enlarged and tried to get more detail out of it.
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Here's another good article explaining skimming and how to avoid it:
Here's an article on the thinnest ATM scanner yet:
An increasing number of ATM skimmers targeting banks and consumers appear to be of the razor-thin insert variety. These card-skimming devices are made to fit snugly and invisibly inside the throat of the card acceptance slot. Here’s a look at a stealthy new model of insert skimmer pulled from a cash machine in southern Europe just this past week.
Agreed - at the very least there should be some sort of anti-skim technology on the ATMs to disable or alert you when something has been added to it.