A new hacking technique has emerged in Europe, aiming to take control of ATMs (automated banking machine). The method is effective : pirates pierce a hole in the machine, releasing access to a USB port of the system. They take full control before closing the hole, hiding any trace of intrusion. The access terminal can withdraw all the cash present in the targeted machine. In addition, ATMs concerned run on Windows XP, and therefore have significant security vulnerabilities.
StormShield could block this new form of threat. Our HIPS helps to secure workstations, servers and all embedded Windows systems. StormShield also has in its range ExtendedXP, a service that can safely keep the systems running Windows XP after end of life on april 2014. Machines that have not migrated to that fateful date will obviously be exposed to a number of flaws much more importants, no longer corrected by Microsoft.