June 3, 2024
By Cybervergent Team

New ATM Malware Threatens Global Banks: Here's What You Need to Know

Attention Banks and Security Professionals: A new strain of ATM malware, dubbed "EU ATM Malware," has emerged in Europe and poses a significant threat to global financial institutions. This malware boasts a concerning 99% success rate and targets ATMs from major manufacturers, potentially compromising 60% of ATMs worldwide.

Why This Matters:

  • Widespread Impact: EU ATM Malware can infiltrate ATMs from Diebold Nixdorf, Hyosung, Oki, Bank of America, NCR, GRG, and     Hitachi.
  • High Profit Potential: Creators claim it can generate $30,000 per ATM, making it highly attractive to cybercriminals.
  • Easy to Use: The malware offers both a fully automated mode and a manual mode for greater control, catering to  criminals with varying technical expertise.

How Criminals Can Use It:

  • Subscription Model: Criminals can access the malware for a recurring monthly fee.
  • Test Drive: A three-day trial allows them to test its functionality before committing.
  • Profit Sharing: An initial fee combined with a share of stolen funds creates a lucrative partnership for criminals.

The Challenge for Banks:

European banks, known for their strong security, now face a sophisticated and adaptable threat. Threat actors have been observed to be inching towards Africa as we are emerging in technology and most times easy bait, and easy money.


Recommendations for Enhanced ATM Security:

  • Software Updates: Ensure all ATMs have the latest security patches.
  • Multi-Layered Security: Combine firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and endpoint security solutions.
  • Regular Audits: Proactively identify and address vulnerabilities through security audits.
  • Penetration Testing: Simulate attacks to uncover weaknesses before criminals exploit them.
  • Tamper-Proof Hardware: Make physical access to ATM internals more difficult.
  • Enhanced Surveillance: Install high-resolution cameras and implement real-time monitoring.



EU ATM Malware signifies acritical juncture for the financial industry. Banks using ATMs from Diebold Nixdorf, Hyosung, Oki, Bank of America, NCR, GRG, or Hitachi should treat this as a high-priority threat. Immediate action is necessary to upgrade defenses and implement countermeasures.

Even if your ATMs are not from these manufacturers, complacency is not an option. Now is the time to bolster your ATM security posture through proactive measures.

We, as your cybersecurity partner, are here to help. Our team of experts can collaborate with you to assess vulnerabilities, implement robust defenses, and stay ahead of evolving threats like EU ATM Malware.

Contact us today to discuss a customized security plan for your ATMs.

Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.