Across Europe banks are experiencing a growing threat, BLACK BOX Attacks. This bold activity has seen a sharp increase across Europe and is expected to accelerate in 2018. This type of attack involves criminals gaining access to the inside of the ATM by cutting holes into the fascia. Once inside, the criminals disconnect the Cash Dispenser and connect it to their ‘Black Box’. This electronic box sends commands to the ATM forcing it to start dispensing money without any need for a card to be inserted or for the ATM to source authorisation.
This new threat is sending chills down the spines of many Banks & ATM owners. Criminals have, in effect, found the way to empty an ATM Machine and leave no trace behind.
Loktec’s R&D Team were quick to respond to the alarm being raised by clients. From the moment we heard of this type of attack, Loktec embarked on pioneering a product to protect ATMs from this type of ‘Black Box’ activity. The FTD product is our response.
Fascia Tamper Device (FTD)
Our modular matts detect the first sign of a potential breach and then shut down the ATM, preventing cash from being dispensed, also send an alarm signal notifying the monitoring centre of the activity.