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ATM makers issue alert after ‘jackpotting’ hacks target US cash machines

Washington: The world’s leading ATM makers have warned of “jackpotting” attacks against US cash machines in the wake of the country’s first confirmed hacks. ATM “jackpotting” is a sophisticated hack in which thieves gain physical access to the machine and, with the help of malware or specialised electronics, force ATMs to spit out huge volumes of cash. NCR Corp., a leading ATM manufacturer, said in a advisory sent to its customers that it had received reports about…