Virus found in Mexico allows thieves to take control of ATM machines

ATMJaDi is a new malware aimed at theft of ATMs, a practice known as jackpotting. The trojan is programmed to infect the banking network of a financial institution and track down machines to invade and control them remotely through a web-based program.

According to Kaspersky analysis, ATMJaDi malware has been found in ATM machines in Mexico. The malware is built to work in the web environment and therefore has no interface to operate with the keyboard or touch screen of the machines. This feature implies that the software was developed with the premise of a remote attack.

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