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Three Bulgarian men were charged Wednesday with defrauding banks of more than $137,000 in a scheme that attached electronic skimming devices to numerous automatic teller machines in Massachusetts. In the 44-day hacking spree, the men planted skimmers on ATMs maintained by Bank of America and Citizens Bank and secretly recorded …

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WTF?

Huh? What?

"Bulgarian" in the headline without "Airbags" in the story? I just wasted a click there!

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Charge 'em under the DMCA!

Maximum fine of $1.25m, for _actually stealing money_ repeatedly from a major American business (or its customers)?

Banks - take a leaf out of the RIAA's book, and charge these nobodies with copyright infringement - say $80,000 per card inserted into the machine - it must be worth at least as much as the sort of track Jammie Thomas would listen to. Best of all - you get to keep the money at the end of it!

Cheers

DD

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That'll be why....

.....I always closely cover my fingers when entering my PIN. Even a camera directly above won't be able to see anything.

Of course, this doesn't help if they add a fake keyboard as well.

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ATM?

I haven't used one of those in years!

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A Legitimate Reason to be Packing....

A Wi-Fi Jammer :)))

when you go to the bank/ATM

yes officer it IS a jamming device, im using it to protect my debit/credit cards from those guys trying to look innocuous in the car over the road.

Scammer Free ZONE here, in the inside pocket of my jacket...

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WIFI Wtf?

Ive never seen a Skimmer that uses wifi. They all use either self memory or the remote ones use Bluetooth or GSM(SMS)

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WFI Wtf

Ive never seen a WIFI Skimmer. They use either memory or Bluetooth or GSM(SMS)

Wifi would require that they are in a wifi hotspot. Or that the user is close enough for wifi to breadcast. (Wasting a lot of power)

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