FBI Warns: Cyber Criminals Are Plotting Worldwide Mass Hacking Of ATM Machines

By Mac Slavo

The FBI is warning of a worldwide mass hacking plot that could see millions withdrawn from bank accounts. The major operation has forced the FBI to warn banks of an imminent “cashout” attack on cashpoints around the globe.

Banks have now been warned that they could fall victim to an “unlimited operation” in which millions of dollars could be withdrawn from cash machines. According to The Independent, the “jackpotting” scheme would see hackers use malware to take control of ATMs. Smaller banks with less sophisticated security are said to be most vulnerable to this attack. The “cashout” will most likely take place over the course of a few hours on a weekend after most banks have closed.

“The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cybercriminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days, likely associated with an unknown card issuer breach and commonly referred to as an ‘unlimited operation’,” states an FBI alert to banks that was obtained by cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs. “Virtually all ATM cashout operations are launched on weekends, often just after financial institutions begin closing for business on Saturday,” Krebs explained in a blog post.

“Historic compromises have included small-to-medium size financial institutions, likely due to less robust implementation of cybersecurity controls, budgets, or third-party vendor vulnerabilities. The FBI expects the ubiquity of this activity to continue or possibly increase in the near future,” the alert also stated.

The website Krebs On Security reported that criminals could create “fraudulent copies” of bank cards by installing their data on reusable magnetic strip cards.  The FBI warned that “at a pre-determined time, the co-conspirators withdraw account funds from ATMs using these cards.” In order to maximize the payouts during such cyber attacks, hackers will often remove the fraud controls such as withdrawal limits. This allows perpetrators to empty cash machines of all the money stored in them.

The FBI advised banks to review their security measures, keep their software up to date, and implement stronger protections when possible.

As of now, there is no clear way that one can protect themselves from this hack. Obviously, if you don’t have a bank account you won’t have to be concerned about this particular attack.

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16 Comments on "FBI Warns: Cyber Criminals Are Plotting Worldwide Mass Hacking Of ATM Machines"

  1. michael lawless | August 15, 2018 at 10:43 am | Reply

    guess we can rest easy knowing the FBI is on the case ( sarc)

  2. Hey FBI guys. What are you doing about that counterfeiting operation known as the Federal Reserve Bank System? I’m pretty sure you know it is a massive ripoff. Can we trust that you are on it? It’s only been operating since 1913.
    You say that you will have its owners arrested any day now? Good to know that you are not on the take like the rest of this thing called government.

    • Just makes me want to throw up all agencies of our government criminal enterprises. No one will be arrested or punished until the people rise up. The economic collapse that’s coming could do it. When men have lost all they rise up, nothing more to lose.

      • anticriminals | August 15, 2018 at 8:30 pm | Reply

        The real problem is ignorance. The people are ignorant as to the war that is being waged against them. It is a war of deception.
        Few people ever take the time to educate themselves about this war or ever even face the fact that they have enemies who have stolen everything via fraud. As my own ignorant, happy slave brother has remarked, “What does it matter?” If you don’t give a damn about truth, or the enslavement of your own kids, then maybe it doesn’t matter.

        • Good remarks and I think you are correct. When the bubbles pop and the economy collapses your brother and others will care then. So sad the day people wake up and find the dollar worthless and they have lost about everything, then the truth will matter.

          • strawberrytart | August 16, 2018 at 9:33 am |

            Yup, I’ve already found a spot under the bridge in town to pitch a tent. OHHHH the American Dream!

          • A tent is better than a fema camp. I’m praying you have a better plan and are spiritually prepared. Remember God chose you from the beginning to live this remarkable time for His honor and glory forever. God bless and protect.

    • The FBI and IRS sprung out of the Federal Reserve System between 1913 and 1914, these are the Ashkenazic triangular chock-hold on three forth of the globe. Therefore, this is an Ashkenazi cyber propaganda.

  3. So just to “correct” the title, The FBI along with most likely CIA and the other alphabet agencies controlled by the banking families are planning a mass hack of atm machines to further their agenda and implement new “laws” around cash or lack there of.
    Honestly, it’s like a really bad B grade movie that people still believe this shit! The majority of the public are like that screaming, falling down girl running away from the chain saw killer yet she always runs toward the shed where there are more sharp objects!
    News flash screaming and falling down Americans….when a government agency says they have received “intel” about some “operation” coming down the pike, it means they have planned it.

    • TheLooseTruth | August 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm | Reply

      DITTO…..Did I write that? No, but it’s exactly what I was thinking…….The game has been exposed and we the few, the many, the awakened, the truth seekers & researchers are clearly seeing the King’s court is naked & infected with perverts performing their rituals of abuse, among other things too….

    • “The FBI has obtained unspecified reporting indicating cybercriminals are planning, …”

      Unspecified huh? Cool, that’s real actionable intelligence there for you.

      I think the F.B.I knows because the bankers(Pharisees) are plotting it
      and told the F.B.I. They’re all in cahoots obviously enough.

      Alright, three of us have seen it and expressed that we think it’s all a inside plot. Robert’s rules makes it a unanimously fore-drawn happening now.

    • strawberrytart | August 16, 2018 at 9:31 am | Reply

      You beat me to it!

  4. problem, reaction, solution… same as it ever was…

    • “Into the blue again, after the money’s gone
      Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground
      Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was
      Same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was, same as it ever was” — Once In A Lifetime by Talking Heads

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