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May 9, 2018

QUICK AND EFFECTIVE PROTECT AGAINST DEEP INSERT SKIMMING

ATM cards are used daily around the world to serve customers with the convenience of purchasing goods and services. This convenience also comes with the continual efforts of thieves trying to collect customers data. Many ATM, gas pump and credit card terminal users would be surprised to learn how easy a card can be compromised by thieves as well as the difficulty in recognizing a skimming device. As the threat continues to rise globally with over $2billon in ATM skimming thefts, education and awareness becomes imperative.

WHAT IS DEEP INSERT SKIMMING?

Skimming occurs completely hidden from the customer, as a device is attached or installed into a machine without the customers knowledge, their information is illegally taken from their credit card. A traditional skimming device is attached to the outside of the ATM, usually cleverly disguised as the front of the ATM's card reader and extremely difficult for anyone to identify. The deep insert skimmer (also known as a M3) has proven to be more dangerous, typically extremely thin, and designed to be inserted deep within the card reader itself, making it even more difficult for Anti-Skimming Devices to detect their presence.

Deep insert skimmers made their debut within the last few years as thieves introduced the next generation of skimmers. Financial and retail establishments as well as the card users started to experience the new inserts, reports flooded the media. In one incident, four bank branches in Norman, Oklahoma experienced the undetectable razor thin skimmer as their customers account information was jeopardized with fraudulent activity. The skimmer, deeply inserted and unseen, contained an antenna transmitting card information to a tiny camera hidden on the outside of the ATM somewhere undetectable, which recorded pin numbers.

PROTECTION AGAINST DEEP INSERT SKIMMING

As criminals evolve and introduce new devices to collect data and information from unsuspecting card users, Cennox continues to develop solutions to stop fraudulent activity. The ASD-SENTINEL is an easy to install and effective multi-vendor solution that provides immediate protection against M3 deep insert skimmers.

The specially designed insert maintains an immediate physical safeguard against the growing menace of razor thin, skimmers. The ASD-SENTINEL, an internal anti-skimming solution, is installed within the card reader, providing a continuous and cost-effective solution.

Able to be quickly installed in the field, the ASD-SENTINEL requires no changes to your ATM’s hardware or integration into the software. Available in motorized and dip style card readers. The impact is an immediate and steadfast protection against razor skimmers being illegally installed on your ATM.

A bank in Miami, Florida recently experienced the successful deployment of a deep insert skimmer. The bank reported a card reader fault, causing the machine to shut down. With the ASD-SENTINEL in place, the thief’s fit a deep insert skimmer into the ATM, causing the customers card to jam. Although the thief’s placed their device into the machine, they were unable to read the customers card and failed to obtain any information or money. The ASD-SENTINEL provided immediate protection against deep insert skimming, preventing fraudulant activity to occur.

MORE DETAILS ON DEEP INSERT SKIMMERS

Krebs on Security (Aug 17) Dumping Data from Deep-Insert Skimmers https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/08/dumping-data-from-deep-insert-skimmers/
CNBC (Sept 17) Card Sharks: ATM Skimming Grows More Sophisticated https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/15/card-sharks-atm-skimming-grows-more-sophisticated.html
Oklahoma’s News4 (June 17) Norman Police Investigating After Finding Skimmers in Bank ATMs http://kfor.com/2017/06/28/norman-police-warn-of-new-sophisticated-skimmers/

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