TMD intros deep insert skimming defense for NCR SelfServ DIP-reader ATMs

TMD Security has launched its patented Card Protection Plate for NCR SelfServ ATMs with DIP card readers. The new design joins TMD's existing range of CPPs for other ATMs and SSTs, including NCR SelfServ ATMs with motorized card readers and Diebold Opteva ATMs with motorized and DIP card readers.


The new addition to the TMD portfolio is timely in view of a recent surge in deep insert skimming attacks on ATMs with DIP card readers, the company said in a press release.


Deep insert skimming devices, also known as card reader internal skimming devices, are placed deep inside the ATM or SST card reader where they cannot be seen. They capture data stored on a card's magnetic stripe and can remain inside the card reader for days, skimming thousands of cards.


The TMD CPP fits securely inside the card reader, filling the space that would be occupied by a deep insert skimming device without impeding the ATM -user's card as it enters and exits the DIP reader, the release said.


The company said that its CPP also protects against shimming, another new ATM fraud technique seen in the US. As in deep insert skimming, the criminal places the shimming device inside the card reader and out of sight as it "sniffs out" data stored on the EMV chip.


"CPP is the ATM industry solution to the growing problem of deep insert skimming, also shimming," said Matthias Thiele, executive vice president and managing director for TMD Security Americas, in the release. "Deep insert attacks are common on motorized card readers, however DIP card readers are now also being targeted in the US. All ATMs are at risk because anti-skimming solutions that use jamming and detection are not designed to protect against these new threats. CPP is the only effective defense."


CPP can be used in tandem with TMD active jamming solutions, including Card Protection Kit and Active DIP Kit continue to defend against standard skimming devices and work with CPP to protect against all types of skimming, the company said.


TMD Security will share insights into deep insert skimming and defense in a webinar hosted by FSPA on April 27 at 11 a.m. EST.


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