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One of the leaders of the crypto ATM market, General Bytes, reported a hacker attack on its bitcoin ATMs around the world.
The attackers successfully carried out a zero-day attack on General Bytes servers, exploiting a vulnerability in CAS hardware management software. They managed to create a fake administrator account and modify the settings for buying and selling cryptocurrency in such a way that users of the devices send digital assets to a wallet belonging to criminals.
Employees of General Bytes asked customers to stop using bitcoin ATMs until specialists make a patch on the software installed on 18 servers. After that, the device will need to restart and change the firewall settings.
Representatives of the manufacturer of crypto ATMs have not yet reported how many bitcoins were stolen by hackers. Experts are investigating the incident and note that as a result of several cybersecurity checks performed since 2020, a vulnerability in CAS was not detected.
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