Clever Hackers Are Making ATMs Spit Out All Their Money

Make It Rain

A major ATM sales and services company is warning that thieves have found a new way of “jackpotting” ATM machines — causing them to spit out massive wads of cash, Ars Technica reports.

Jackpotting involves attaching rogue devices called “black boxes” to open up programming interfaces inside the ATM machine’s software and issue commands, forcing it to, proverbially, make it rain.

According to a statement issued by multinational banking solutions corporation Diebold Nixdorf, thieves have worked out a new way to get their hands of copious amounts of cash.