In 2009, malware called “Skimer” surfaced and security firms took notice. Skimer is essentially malware that gives hackers full access to an ATM without needing to install any physical hardware, like a card skimmer. According to a new investigation by Kaspersky Lab, the malware is not only seems in use, but it’s also…
The constant drive for miniaturization doesn't just apply to consumer electronics: the crooks are at it, too. And when it comes to card skimmers, this tiny thing is pretty much impossible to spot.
A video has been posted to YouTube by a group called "DarkForum" in which plans for a card skimmer are demonstrated and a contact email for sales of said illegal device is listed. Screw these guys.
Previously on C.S.I... a man found an actual card skimmer in the wild, in the flesh. Today, Gizmodo reader Sean became the card skimmer/PIN camera's latest almost-victim. Where? Chase Bank in Manhattan, East Village.
What? No way. Something thought to be of an urban legend—or maybe just a story we'd only see on 20/20—a real, normal person has actually found proof of the the ever evasive credit-card skimmer.