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Hackers stole $2.2 million from ATMs in Taiwan

Hackers stole $2.2 million from ATMs in Taiwan

by sigismund » 2016-07-13 10:37:50

as a precaution, two more banks have suspended the issuance of cash from ATMs of Wincor Nixdorf.

At least three Taiwanese banks have stopped to give money through the ATM after it became known about the kidnapping of 70 million new Taiwan dollars (about $2.2 million) from ATMs of financial institution First Commercial Bank.

As reports Reuters with reference to the press service of the Bank, two unidentified perpetrator unlawfully withdrew money from ATMs. Surveillance cameras did not record the fact of physical contact with the device, and further police investigation showed that the attackers used malware.

Money was stolen from ATMs of the German company Wincor Nixdorf. Total available First Commercial Bank there are 300 of these machines. As a precaution, two more financial institutions, Chang Hwa Bank and Chunghwa Post Co., has suspended the cash withdrawal from ATMs of Wincor Nixdorf. In total, Taiwan 21, the Bank uses 4990 production machines Wincor Nixdorв.

We will remind, in may of this year it became known about the theft of the order of 1.44 billion yen ($13 million) from ATMs in the 1400's the Japanese stores. Criminals took less than three hours to withdraw money from ATMs located throughout Tokyo and 16 prefectures of Japan.
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