(CNN) – American banks are facing a new hacking threat.
The scheme is called “jackpotting” and banks are on alert.
Criminals use malware and hacking tools to drain money from ATMs. For them, it’s just like hitting the jackpot.
The US Secret Service is warning banks about a hacking scheme called "jackpotting" that lets someone steal money from ATMs. It's the first time this type of scheme has made its way to the United States. https://t.co/sIVeRj6GJN pic.twitter.com/H6sKzIOHO2
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Stand-along machines are the most vulnerable, according to the U.S. Secret Service. Those sorts of ATMs are more common in places like convenience stores, retailers and pharmacies.
Asia and Europe got hit with jackpotting first. It’s not as common in the United States, yet.
Over the last week, jackpotting thefts in the U.S. have netted more than a $1 million.
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