Jackpotting hits the US.
In a story KrebsOnSecurity broke late yesterday, the US Secret Service is quietly warning banks that a jackpotting campaign has turned up in US ATMs. In jackpotting, automatic teller machines are induced to spew cash: the money comes out like a one-armed bandit's jackpot, hence the name. The crooks pose as maintenance workers and use an endoscope to connect with the ATM to deploy Ploutus.D crimeware. Once they've synched with the ATM, they remotely control it and can empty its contents at will to one of their mules.