Just in case you missed the last update in our newsletter.
The RISK and ISSUE: A group of sophisticated ATM thieves continue to target Stand Alone ATMs across the Western US by “jackpotting” the ATM of its cash. In addition to “jackpotting”, thieves also attach various devices, which include skimmers as well as other types of fraudulent devices at the ATM.
There are a few defensive options available. Upgrade the lock top hat, add an alarm to the top hat, add access control to the top hat, swap out for an encrypted hard drive or a suspicious activity notification module.
- Upgrade the lock to top hat: – Adds better defense, but can still be drilled or compromised.
- Add an alarm the top hat: – Provides notification, but can create multiple false alarms and same price as SAN.
- Add access control to the top hat: – Can provide remote access levels and audit trail, but cost prohibitive if access control not already at the site.
- Swap out for an encrypted hard drive: – Can provide better defense on existing hard drive and should be added with Windows 10 rollout, but thieves are bypassing the existing hard drive so does not prevent jackpotting.
- Suspicious Activity Notification (SAN): – Provides vendor agnostic solution with remote modules to prevent attacks.
- Module 1: Dispenser shut down
- Module 2: Smart camera integration with Electronic Journals
- Module 3: Bluetooth recognition
You can read more about our Suspicious Activity Notification here.