Bunker-busting ATM attacks show security holes

28 Jul 2010

Associated Press, By Jordan Robertson

LAS VEGAS — A hacker has discovered a way to force ATMs to disgorge their cash by hijacking the computers inside them.

The attacks demonstrated Wednesday targeted standalone ATMs. But they could potentially be used against the ATMs operated by mainstream banks.

Criminals have long known that ATMs aren't tamperproof.

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