On the darknet there was a program for hacking cryptocurrency ATMs.

On the darknet there was a program for hacking cryptocurrency ATMs.

Researchers at Trend Micro stated that in the darknet already there was a program for hacking cryptocurrency ATMs. Anyone can buy malware for $25,000 and to hack with it cryptomath.

According to the description, the virus uses a vulnerability in the security system cryptomate new generation. It allows you to buy Bitcoin in the amount of 6,750 dollars, euros or pounds sterling. The buyer also receives a ready to use cards with EMV chips and NFC, moreover, included is a guide in Russian, English and German and technical support from the seller the instant messenger Jabber.

At the moment there are more than 3,500 of cryptomate in Russia already operates 72 of the apparatus. From the beginning of 2017 this figure increased four times! Demand for equipment for the purchase of cryptocurrencies is growing every month - this claim two leading manufacturer of ATM Genesis Coin, General Bytes.

Unlike traditional ATMs, cryptomate use mobile phone number to confirm the identity of the user. To perform transactions, you must enter the wallet address or scan the QR code. However, there are a number of cryptocurrency exchanges, exchangers and cryptocell, so in industry , there is no common standard norms for the purchase or sale of digital assets.

In Russia still there is no lawgoverning the circulation of digital assets, so legal status of cryptomate and responsibility for their hacking, are questionable.

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