European ATM Security Team (EAST) has published its first European Fraud Update for 2013.
Four-digit banking PINs are usually randomly assigned by banks after the issuing of credit and debit cards, but there are still some out there that let its customers choose their own PINs so that they might remember them more easily.
Three men allegedly responsible for a ATM skimming spree that resulted in the theft of debit card numbers of nearly 1,500 individuals and the loss of over $285,000 in fraudulent transactions have been indicted by the Manhattan District Attorney.
ATM thieves in San Francisco have adopted an unusual and very low-tech way of getting their hands on some money.
Careful ATM users know enough to give a hasty visual check to the machine before using it and to hide the keyboard while entering their PIN.