In the summer of 2016, an international team of criminals from Eastern Europe and Russia used malware to hack into dozens of a bank’s ATMs in Taiwan to force the cash machines to spit out $2.5 millions in a withdrawal spree, the country’s first recorded case of its kind.

ATM Cyber RobberyThough the case was crashed within 10 days and suspects were arrested, the financial supervisory authority felt uneasy about potential security loopholes in the country’s ATM networks and it required that all ATMs should be shielded with whitelisting security technology against digital heists.

Advantech, as one of the major suppliers for the embedded computers used in ATMs, has worked with one of its SI partners on this and proposed a proactive security solution which provides dual protection to ATMs and servers with both whitelisting and blacklisting security.

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