physical security, part two

And again with the physical access meme:

Researchers have revealed how cyber-thieves sliced into cash machines in order to infect them with malware earlier this year.

The criminals cut the holes in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs.

Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank’s cash dispensers were presented at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg, Germany.

Using commercial-off-the-shelf products to build a system makes sense from a cost management point of view, but only if all aspects of that system’s security are then considered.

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