Malicious ATM Catches Hackers

Malicious ATM Catches Hackers
Malicious ATM Catches Hackers

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By Kim Zetter
Threat Level
August 2, 2009

LAS VEGAS =E2=80=94 There=E2=80=99s no honor among thieves, nor apparently among 

A malicious ATM kiosk was positioned in the conference center of the 
Riviera Hotel Casino capturing data from an unknown number of hackers 
attending the DefCon hacker conference before someone noticed something 
suspicious about the kiosk.

An organizer for the conference said security authorities seized the 
device. It=E2=80=99s not known how long the ATM was in the hotel or whether it 
was placed there by a DefCon attendee to catch his fellow hackers or 
simply by an outside criminal group trying to target conference 

Witnesses say the kiosk was well-placed to avoid surveillance cameras.

=E2=80=9CIn any casino anything that is considered that high value has a 
camera,=E2=80=9D said Brian Markus, CEO of Aries Security who saw the machine, 
=E2=80=9Cand they placed it where there were no [hotel] cameras visibly watching 
that exact spot where the ATM was.=E2=80=9D


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