WARNING: How Hackers Are Obtaining Your Credit Card Information
It’s incredibly easy for hackers to counterfeit your credit or debit card without even laying a finger on it!
Last year, counterfeit cards at ATMs racked up $426M in fraud. Brian Krebs, a security journalist, shared some of the common ways hackers are obtaining your information.
Skimmers are plastic devices that fit over the top of an ATM’s card acceptance slot. The electronic components within the device steal the information that’s stored in the stripe on the back of your card. Oftentimes, there’s also a hidden camera that allows hackers to capture video of you entering your PIN number.
Another device putting you at risk is the PIN pad overlay, which fits over the real PIN pad and records your PIN presses.