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Hackers steal 12.29 million baht from GSB’s ATMs
« on: August 24, 2016, 11:15:57 AM »
Hackers steal 12.29 million baht from GSB’s ATMs

 Hackers have stolen 12.29 million baht from Government Savings Bank’s 21 ATMs in Bangkok and southern provinces since August 1.

The thefts have forced the GSB to suspend indefinitely the services of about 4,000 ATMs which were manufactured by a Scottish company.

GSB director Mr Chartchai Payuhanaveechai said Tuesday that the bank had suspended the services of the Scottish-made ATMs on August 8 after officials found out that 21 of the ATMs had been hacked with the use of Malware programme.

The hackers withdrew 40,000 baht each time from six ATMs in Phuket, two each in Surat Thani, Chumporn, Prachuab Khiri Khan and Petchaburi and five in Bangkok in Sukhumvit and Vibhavadi Rangsit areas.

Mr Chartchai said the bank had notified the Bank of Thailand about the electronic thefts so that commercial banks which have in their services similar brand of ATMs be warned and taken appropriate preventive measures.

There are about 10,000 ATMs in service in Thailand, including about 4,000 of the GSB.

He said that the stolen money belong to the bank, not the customers, so GSB would demand compensation from the manufacturer of the machines.

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Re: Eastern European theft gang behind the hacking of GSB’s ATMs
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 05:53:53 PM »
Eastern European theft gang behind the hacking of GSB’s ATMs

 Five eastern European hackers were believed to have hacked into the Government Savings Bank’s ATM system with the use of Malware virus and escaped with about 12 million baht in cash, Pol Gen Panya Mamen, a senior advisor of the Royal Thai Police, disclosed on Wednesday.

The gang has already left Thailand and the police would seek cooperation from the Interpol to track them down, he said.

From the investigation, Pol Gen Panya said the gang released Malware virus to the autometic telling machines in Phuket. Once a machine was infected by the virus and when a fake card was inserted into the machine, all the cash in the machine would flow out, he added.

The virus then spread to the other 21 ATMs in Surat Thani, Chumporn, Prachuab Khiri Khan, Petchaburi and Bangkok.

The pattern of the hacking by the gang was similar to the one which happened in Taiwan in July, said the police general, adding that the gang had made several trips into Thailand before the thefts which took place on August 8.

As for a similar incident in Phang-nga province in April in which thieves escaped with over four million bath in cash stolen from ATMs, Pol Gen Panya said police were yet to determine whether the hackers were the same gang.

The Royal Thai Police will hold a meeting on Friday to discuss the issue with parties concerned in order to mete out preventive measures against the electronic thievery.

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Re: Hackers steal 12.29 million - Banks insist all ATMs secure
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 11:46:07 AM »
Banks insist 'all ATMs secure"

The hacking of Government Savings Bank (GSB) ATM machines has sparked concerns among other local banks using the same model, despite their attempts to put a brave face on their machines' security.

The Siam Commercial Bank's first executive vice-president Phanporn Kongyingyong said some of its ATM machines are supplied by NCR, the company that manufactured the GSB ATMs that were infected with malware and caused a 12 million baht cash shortfall.

"It is not necessary for us to shut down our ATMs supplied by NCR because we have backup software to protect our system from hackers." said Ms Phanporn.

Ms Phanporn said the bank has contacted NCR to see whether it can improve its software to fend off any further attacks by thieves.

However, Boonson Jenchaimahakoon, senior executive vice-president of GSB said that using backup software might not be enough to secure banks, given that the company had a backup system in place when it was attacked.

"It might not have anything to do with the backup software; we need to investigate further.

Mr Bonsoon referred to the recent hacking of ATMs in Taiwan, which ran on IT company Wincor Nixdorf's software, as an example that the Thai incident proves the lack of security is more than just the fault of one company's software

In the GSB case, it was discovered that a total of 12.29 million baht in cash was missing from 21 machines after the malware attack.

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Re: Hackers steal 12.29 million baht - how criminals hacked the ATMs
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 02:30:52 PM »
An article in the Bangkokpost states, Criminals find ATM hacking easy via the net. More on that story here Bangkokpost.com

Here's how they done it


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Offline sowhat

Re: Hackers steal 12.29 million baht from GSB’s ATMs
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2016, 03:30:15 PM »
very worrying,especially if you have all your eggs in one basket
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Hackers steal 12.29 million baht from GSB’s ATMs
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 06:36:16 PM »
Yes it is when people keep telling you, don't worry

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