New Super Skinny ATM Skimmers Found in Europe

Somewhere in Europe the Police have found skimmers installed on various ATM machines. What makes this different to the usual skimmers found is that these particular units housed super skinny devices that fit inside the card slot on the device.

The new device is virtually undetectable and when installed, can quickly capture the details stored on the magnetic strip on the back of a debit/credit card.

That’s according to two recent reports from the European ATM Security Team (EAST), an organization that collects ATM fraud reports from countries in the region. In both reports, EAST said one country (it isn’t naming which) 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 a compromised ATM.

The exact country in Europe hasn’t been mentioned.


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