ATM skimmers become ever-more advanced, but old habits die hard for some criminals. This is what happens when crooks take the idea of ATM hacking a little too literally.
These images made their way to Krebs on Security from a genuine ATM technician. They depict the scene after three criminals attempted to work their way into a cash machine using brute force. While they managed to make a real mess of the outer casing, they barely managed to scratch the cash-containing safe that lies within (see below). Which perhaps goes to show that if you’re going to use unsophisticated techniques to break into an ATM, you may as well use explosives instead of crowbars. [Krebs on Security]