Multi-Platform Rootkit for ATMs Developed
Barnaby Jack, a security researcher formerly employed by Juniper networks, will be delivering a talk called "Jackpotting Automated Teller Machines," at this year's Black Hat Las Vegas conference in July.
According to details posted to the Black Hat Web site, Jack will be demonstrating a variety of attacks on ATM machines including network-based remote attacks. He'll also be showing off a "multi-platform ATM rootkit," while discussing what the ATM industry can do to protect itself from attacks of that nature.
These sorts of attacks differ from traditional ATM hacks in which card skimmers and hidden cameras are used to capture account and PIN numbers so that thieves can create duplicates with which to empty bank accounts.
Jack actually had these exploits detailed last year and was scheduled to discuss them at that time, but Juniper asked that he not share the information after they received complaints from an ATM manufacturer worried about how the data would be ultimately used.
That roadblock was removed last month, however, after he left Juniper for a job as security research director at IOActive.