Saturday, February 19, 2011

How to spot an ATM skimmer

Have you heard about ATM skimmers? Brian Krebs of "Krebs on Security" has written several articles about them, and they've appeared in national news stories a few times this past year. Recently he wrote "Having a ball with ATM skimmers," about a skimmer/camera combo discovered at a bank in Sun Valley, CA.

I don't think we have a problem with skimmers in Lubbock, but they're getting cheaper and are easily available online. So I thought now might be a good time to provide some education on how to spot skimmers. So here is a video from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia: