Kaspersky Lab has predicted a further explosion, more than the one witnessed this year, in ATM attacks in 2015.
In the first part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, experts provide insight on what next year could look like in the security industry.
The list includes the development of malware that can take cash directly from ATMs, according to , the leading privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions.
According to Kaspersky Lab, attacks against ATMs seemed to explode in 2014 with several public incidents and a rush globally by law enforcement authorities to respond to this crisis.
As most of these systems are running Windows XP and also suffer from frail physical security, they are incredibly vulnerable by default.
“In 2015, we expect to see further evolution of these ATM attacks with the use of targeted malicious techniques to gain access to the “brain” of cash machines. The next stage will see attackers compromising the networks of banks and using that level of access to manipulate ATM machines in real time,” Alexander Gostev, Chief Security Expert at Global Research and Analysis Team, Kaspersky Lab says.