ATM jackpotting

Hacking an ATM in order to manipulate the cash dispenser.

Jackpotting can be carried out either by hacking bank software or with special equipment. Typically, an attack requires physical access to the bank terminal to upload malware or install a dispenser control device.

Cybercriminals often use low-skilled “mules,” whose only task is to collect the cash and transfer it to the attack masterminds.