Old school card theft

IT News had an interesting article about a bank here in Australia discovering a physical wire tap and phoney card reader installed in a branch that was siphoning off credit card informaion and PINs and broadcasting them over radio to the 'bad guys'. I wonder how long it had been there?

Very old school hacking, considering these days most credit cards are stolen from half a world away without the need for physical access.

With all the emphasis on protecting against the virtual attacks, sometimes the physical vulnerabilies get forgotten, such as the 'cutting the phone lines' attack I blogged about in 2009.

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