Hacking ring linked to theft at Citibank ATMs

The hacking ring allegedly at the centre of the world’s largest identity theft last week was also involved in cracking a network of Citibank-branded ATMs in 7-Eleven stores and operated by a third company, a law enforcement source claimed.


In the case of the Citibank-branded ATMs, the perpetrators penetrated a network linking 2,200 kiosks inside 7-Eleven stores from late 2007 until at least February 2008, the law enforcement sources said.

The ATMs displayed Citibank’s logo. The network and the machines were owned by Texas-based CardTronics, which took in monthly fees from Citi.


CardTronics said its machines were the ones affected. Its chief marketing officer, Brian Archer, told the Financial Times that the breach occurred on a back-end system that had been outsourced by 7-Eleven, the prior owner of the machines, and had not yet been brought onto CardTronics’ internal network.

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