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Scammers Got Sneakier with Undetectably Thin Deep Insert ATM Skimmers

A new variety of razor-thin deep-insert ATM skimmers are doing the rounds. In New York City, investigators have caught a new kind of ultra-thin insert skimmers that fit right inside the ATM card slot and surreptitiously collect credit card information without causing any suspicious interference with the machine’s operations.

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Former Washington Post journalist and cyber security blogger Brian Krebs talks about it in his recent article “Say Hello to Crazy Thin ‘Deep Insert’ ATM Skimmers”. Krebs offers a closer look of the anatomy of the devices and teaches steps in which you can protect data theft next time you are at the ATM. He writes,

A number of financial institutions in and around New York City are dealing with a rash of super-thin “deep insert” skimming devices designed to fit inside the mouth of an ATM’s card acceptance slot. The card skimmers are paired with tiny pinhole cameras that are cleverly disguised as part of the cash machine. Here’s a look at some of the more sophisticated deep insert skimmer technology that fraud investigators have recently found in the wild.

Read Krebs’ article “Say Hello to Crazy Thin ‘Deep Insert’ ATM Skimmers” to know more about these devices and how to shield yourself from them. For more updates like this, be sure to sign up for our weekly newsletter or catch the Gestalt IT News Rundown every week.

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Sulagna Saha

Sulagna Saha is a writer at Gestalt IT where she covers all the latest in enterprise IT. She has written widely on miscellaneous topics. On she writes about the hottest technologies in Cloud, AI, Security and sundry.

A writer by day and reader by night, Sulagna can be found busy with a book or browsing through a bookstore in her free time. She also likes cooking fancy things on leisurely weekends. Traveling and movies are other things high on her list of passions. Sulagna works out of the Gestalt IT office in Hudson, Ohio.