More details on the Diebold ATM Trojan horse case

Graham Cluley

Yesterday, Vanja Svajcer of SophosLabs described how he had discovered malware which appeared to be designed to steal information from users of Diebold ATM cash machines. I also published some discussion here on the Clu-blog about how the Trojan horses could potentially be exploited by a criminal gang.

Last night, Vanja and I spoke to Bob McMillan, a journalist who had seen me post on Twitter about our discovery, who then went one stage further and uncovered that Diebold had contacted customers in January warning them about the urgent security threat to their systems.

Diebold issued an update to its ATM software, and recommended that it be installed on all of its…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.