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.
Thieves and scammers are an inventive bunch, especially when it comes to stealing you money indirectly.
Here's an overview of some of last week's most interesting news, articles and interviews: Release of diplomatic cables reveals Aurora attacks instigator Among the various interesting things that the leaked cables revealed is that, following the January discovery of the Aurora attacks on various U.S.
ATMs in Europe have lately been hit with skimming attacks that are not only effective, but also rather brazen - the criminals have taken to reprogramming the banks' own anti-skimming devices for their unlawful purposes.
Two executives of an automated teller machine dispensing company are currently waiting to be sentenced in a case of fraud perpetrated against Connecticut's Domestic Bank, which allowed them to siphon around $4.8 millions from the bank's ATMs. For the last ten years, their company - New England Cash Dispensing Systems (NECDS) - was a partner the Domestic Bank and helped them stock a network of ATMs throughout the northeastern U.S.