Thursday, April 4, 2019

"Alleged Chief of Romanian ATM Skimming Gang Arrested in Mexico"

KOS:

the older man arrested [is] reputed to be in charge of a relatively new ATM company based in Mexico called Intacash.

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Intcash’s machines were about the only ATMs in top tourist spots in Mexico that weren’t getting compromised with these bluetooth skimming devices.

Law enforcement and ATM industry sources cited in that story said they believe Intacash is controlled by Romanian nationals and that its key principals were the ones paying ATM technicians to compromise machines at competing ATM providers.

As I discovered in reporting that series, it was possible to tell which ATMs were compromised in Mexico’s top tourist spots just by approaching each with a smart phone and looking for the presence of a Bluetooth signal beaconing out a wireless network with the name “Free2Move”.