Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) are the alternative forms of banking for some decades now. They are everywhere, they are accessible and convenient. They used to be just for cash dispensing or balance inquires. Today they offer services such as mobile phone top-ups, payments of bills, money transfer etc.
ATMs are digital devices, in effect not different to your PC or laptop when it comes to their digital part and not much different than a soft drinks dispensing machine. Most of them operate with Windows operating system, although recently many are changing to Linux.
Strathclyde Forensics is offering a comprehensive approach to ATM forensic investigation.
When an ATM crashes, all local storage devices may be damaged, and might be in need of a data recovery operation.
Treating the ATM as any other digital device, and following standard forensic protocols, we can endeavor to retrieve lost data or find any interference from any external or internal source.
There is however another side to ATMs. The ATM crime, the skimming of your debit or credit card. There are thousands of people daily who end up having their cards cloned.
If you believe you are the victim of such crime, or if you believe your business is targeted, then seek professional advice at once.
There is no way to undo what happened, but there are ways to protect yourself, and to make sure you are not becoming a victim for a second time.
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