ATM's targeted in DC area through 'jackpotting' attacks using technology to dispense cash
WASHINGTON (ABC7) —
The Secret Service has issued a warning Monday about a crime circuit targeting ATM machines in the D.C area in a method known as "jackpotting."
Jackpotting involves thieves installing malicious software/and or hardware at ATM machines to dispense large amounts of money.
Criminals have the ability to steal tens of thousands of dollars from a single ATM. According to the Secret Service, criminals pose as technicians, and once they open the top of a "free standing" ATM at stores, they can access the machine, and take control of it.
ABC7's Stephen Tschida has more on this story in the above video.