Windows-based ATMs 'easily hacked'

Security experts have hacked ATMs to show how easy it is to steal money and bank account details from modern cash machines.ATMs, or automated teller machines, today face the Internet-born threat of worms and denial-of-service attacks, as well as being at risk from malicious applications that can harvest customer data or hijack machines.Up to 90 […]

Security experts have hacked ATMs to show how easy it is to steal money and bank account details from modern cash machines.

ATMs, or automated teller machines, today face the Internet-born threat of worms and denial-of-service attacks, as well as being at risk from malicious applications that can harvest customer data or hijack machines.

Up to 90 percent of the ATMs in the U.K. could be at risk from these attacks as they rely on desktop PC technology--usually Intel hardware and Windows operating systems--linked to other machines, some connected to the Internet, in the bank's network, according to experts.

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Windows, ATMs, Hacking