Card skimming at ATMs in Europe is on the rise as new devices to fraudulently capture cardholder data have emerged in some countries.
A skimming device that uses audio to record data has been found in five countries, two of which are major ATM deployers, according to a report from the European ATM Security Team, a nonprofit group. The device is mounted over the automated teller machine's card reader and a small camera attached to the device captures the PIN code.
Eleven countries had an increase in skimming attacks and four countries had a decrease compared with the previous reporting period, which ended March 30.
Criminals in one country are beginning to shift attacks to multiple machines, the report said. Fraudsters now attempt withdrawals using one to three cards instead of using 20 stolen cards at one machine.