A participant in a jackpotting attack. The mule‘s task is to extract cash from the hacked terminal. Low-skilled criminals are usually hired for this role. The mule needs to be physically in front of the compromised ATM when the attackers send the command for the dispenser to start issuing money.
Mules can also take part in money laundering schemes by receiving illicit funds in their bank account and transferring them to the criminal masterminds. The purpose of the operation is to hide the source of the money.