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ATMii New Malware Targeting ATM Machines to Snatch Their Entire Stored Cash at Once


It is the new ATM malware, dubbed ATMii that intends to target ATM machines to spit out all their stored cash. The malware was unveiled by security professionals in April and is designed to target ATMs operating on Windows Vista and Windows 7 system.


Most of the ATM machines operate on Windows XP. Hence, it is a weird trait of ATMiito target machines running Vista and Windows 7. However, this symbolizes the unique design of ATMii that has been designed to restrain the scale of attacks. According to the security experts, it is a straightforward malware containing two modules.


The security professionals at Kaspersky Lab revealed the malware and confirmed that ATMiienables hackers to scan ATM machines to identify the exact figure of cash stored at a particular time. Also, it regulates the infected ATMs to spit out the required sums of money. Also, there is a 'die' command within the malware ensuring it erases a configuration as stated on 11th October 2017 in ibtimes.co.uk.


Criminals can use this malware only if they have a direct access to the aimed ATM, either physically or over anetwork, like USB, or other. According to a post, Zykov confirms that if ATMii is able to perform successfully, then criminals can dispense even the entire sum of cash from the ATM.


The injector is an unsafe command line application delineated in Visual C with a compilation timestamp mentioning Nov. 1, 2013. However, it is believed by the researchers that the timestamp is actually false.


According to Zykov the best preventive measures against such attacks with malware is to employ default-deny policies as well as device controls. This will ensure that the criminals will not be able to run their codes on the internal PC of ATMs. Also, it will prevent them from connecting ATMs with new devices, like USB sticks.


IBTimes UK has asked for further updates on the matter to Kaspersky. The same will be updated as soon as the company responds. But there is no mistake in saying that ATMii is yet another example of criminals using legitimate property libraries along with a small code to snatch money out from an ATM.

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