Two foreign women were caught in Udaipur who hacked six ATMs in Jaipur and withdrew Rs 32 Lakh. These women were identified as a resident of Ugandan, Nantongo Alexandras and a Zambia resident Lora Keith. They were using a sophisticated device to gain control over ATMs.
The gang used Raspberry Pi, a credit-card-sized computer, to gain access to an ATM. They took control in such a manner that the ATM began to take commands from them and made it dispense money.
The gang used a unique device to gain control over ATMs. “The fraudsters purchased a device-Raspberry PI from Amazon worth Rs 7,000. The device is a kind of small computer, which works as a switch between computers and is connected to the Linux platform. The duo modified this device and configured it into a server.
After entering the ATM they replaced the server port of the bank with their customised server and then link it to the ATM by connecting to Wi-Fi. After entering the ATM they replaced the server port of the bank with their customised server and then link it to the ATM by connecting to Wi-Fi. Due to this, the connection of the ATM with the main server of the bank used to get delinked.
Later, by inserting the ATM card in the machine, they would withdraw money. The message of withdrawal of money does not reach the main server of the bank as the server was replaced.