Visible to the public "Hackers Favoring Shimmers Over Skimmers for ATM Attacks"Conflict Detection Enabled

Cybercriminals are now using shimmers more than skimmers in the execution of attacks against automated teller machines (ATMs). Skimmers are small devices that can be attached to an ATM's card reader to harvest data as users swipe their cards, which could allow for the cloning of cards. The implementation of the European Mastercard Visa (EMV) payment standard has prevented cybercriminals from using skimmers as the EMV method stores data on integrated circuits. As a result, there has been an increase in the use of shimmers, which differ from skimmers in regard to position, size, and more. This article continues to discuss how shimmers differ from skimmers, ATM security measures, and mitigation for ATM shimming attacks.

Security Week reports "Hackers Favoring Shimmers Over Skimmers for ATM Attacks"