ATM Data Theft Hits 20-Year High
Watch your back. Industry experts say thieves are stealing data from American cash machines — not just sketchy corner store ones, but those at banks and restaurants, too — at the highest rate in 20 years. The shocking surge saw a 174 percent increase in thefts from bank ATMs since January and a 317 percent hike from other machines. Banks are trying to rush in less-hackable computer-chipped cards, but in the meantime they recommend folks cover keypads when entering PINs and avoid machines in hidden locations.