UK - Hackers prepare supermarket sweep

I always knew those serve-yourself checkouts in supermarkets were a bad idea, besides the fact that it encourages customers to do checkout staff’s job for them:

Self-checkout systems in UK supermarkets are being targeted by hi-tech criminals with stolen credit card details.
A BBC investigation has unearthed a plan hatching online to loot US bank accounts via the checkout systems.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7584258.stm

ARACHNE
Is that the one where they insert a card reader to take
a video of your pin number and, card number. We had a
lot of that problem here in the UNITED STATES. So a lot of
banks , stores ,and buisness’s have been changing their
machines.
ZAP.

Not quite sure, but I know the type you mean…I’ve only seen it used on ATMs though (not personally, on a TV documentary).

The way I read it is that they are using USA credit card numbers, on fake cards, and using the machines.

Not sure why they haven’t started filming everyone using cards :wink:

[QUOTE=debro;2118537]The way I read it is that they are using USA credit card numbers, on fake cards, and using the machines.

Not sure why they haven’t started filming everyone using cards ;)[/QUOTE]

Ditto, that’s how I saw it :iagree:

And yeah LOL…I know some places (in the US I think) do that already :wink: