March 12th, 2006, 07:03 PM
Crackers Found way around DC Pins?
Stumbled upon this:
And i thought ATM scams could be taken care of by just paying attention... (http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/atmcamera.asp)
Debit card thieves get around PIN obstacle
Wave of ATM fraud indicates criminals have upped the ante
With consumers around the country reporting mysterious fraudulent account withdrawals, and multiple banks announcing problems with stolen account information, it appears thieves have unleashed a powerful new way to steal money from cash machines.
Criminals have stolen bank account data from a third-party company, several banks have said, and then used the data to steal money from related accounts using counterfeit cards at ATM machines.
The central question surrounding the new wave of crime is this: How did the thieves managed to foil the PIN code system designed to fend off such crimes?