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FTSI to Offer Electronic Security Solutions in Oregon

Posted: November 27, 2018

Bringing personalized and cost effective electronic security solutions to financial institutions and businesses in Oregon.

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ATM Security Update: Currency Theft from 6688 in North America

Posted: November 12, 2018

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ATM SECURITY UPDATE: DEEP INSERT SKIMMING

Posted: August 30, 2018

Summary:

NCR has been made aware of intelligence from the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region which indicates that criminals have developed a method to install a Deep Insert Skimmer inside a motorized card reader such that it cannot be detected by the NCR APTRA platform software. NCR recommends using the Tamper Resistant Card Reader as the prevention mechanism for both Deep Insert Skimming and Eavesdropping Skimming techniques.

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TRANSACTION REVERSAL FRAUD

Posted: July 17, 2018

TRF is a fraud method of obtaining cash from the ATM without the account used to initiate the transaction being debited. This is typically accomplished by the criminal inducing a fault at the ATM during the cash dispense operation such that the host application software logic will reverse the transaction (i.e. not debit the account), although the ATM will dispense the cash and the criminal will remove it from the ATM. 

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CONTINUED LOGICAL ATTACKS ON ATMS

Posted: July 17, 2018

There has been an increasing frequency and spread of Logical Attacks in the United States. These attacks include Black Box and Malware type attacks, both of which are designed to “jackpot” the cash inside the ATM.

Recent media coverage has indicated that these attacks are now expanding in geography. The report cites FBI confirmation and some data on the frequency of these attacks. Click here to view the report. 

This should be treated by all ATM deployers as a call to action to take appropriate steps to protect their ATMs against these forms of attack and mitigate any consequences.

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