OF THE RAIDING OF AUTO TELLER MACHINES (ATMs) THERE SEEMS TO BE NO END…
8 June 2019
TAWAU: Police foiled an attempt to steal cash from an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) outside a bank at Jalan Perbandaran, here, this morning.
A police patrol team nabbed a 27-year-old foreigner after passers-by spotted the man trying to pick the lock of one of the ATMs using a paper clip at 8.10am.
Acting district police chief Superintendent Nor Azizulkifli Mansor said the alarm did not go off as the suspect only managed to open the ATM’s cover.
“He was able to open the front panel but failed to get to the safe,” he explained.
Nor Azizulkifli said police were checking the suspect’s mental state as he was said to have been spotted wandering aimlessly around town over the past few months.
He added that a urine test conducted on the man turned up positive with traces of methamphetamine although checks showed he has no previous criminal record.
“The suspect is currently being held for further questioning.” he said.
PETALING JAYA: A man has been nabbed by police in Tawau, Sabah after he attempted to break open a bank ATM with a paper clip, Bernama reported.
Acting Tawau police chief Nor Azizulkifli Mansor said the 27-year old was arrested at 8.20am following a tip-off that a man was acting suspiciously at the bank’s lobby.
He said CCTV recordings show that the suspect used a piece of wood to block off the entrance to the lobby for the ATM machines.
“The suspect then attempted to remove the covers of the ATM machine with a paper clip he found in a dustbin, but he could not do so.
“So he forced open the cover, but could not open the inner door of the safe that kept the cash in the machine,” Nor Azizulkifli was quoted by the news agency as saying.
He added that the bank’s alarm system did not go off. There was also no security guard on duty at the time of the incident.
Nor Azizulkifli said initial investigations revealed that the suspect had no prior records, but tested positive for drugs. “According to several witnesses, the suspect had been loitering around banks for the past few months.”
29 January 2018
Two of the world’s largest ATM makers have warned that cyber criminals were targeting US cash machines with tools that force them to spit out money in hacking schemes known as “jackpotting”.
Diebold Nixdorf Inc and NCR Corp did not identify any victims nor say how much money had been lost.
Jackpotting has been rising worldwide in recent years, though it is unclear how much cash has been stolen because victims and police often do not disclose details.
The attacks were reported earlier on Saturday by the security news website Krebs on Security, which said they had begun last year in Mexico.
The companies confirmed they had sent out the alerts to clients.
6 January 2018
Drunk Sibu man smashes ATM screen in fit of rage
SIBU: A man believed to be under the influence of alcohol smashed the screen of an automated teller machine (ATM) at Jalan Pahlawan here on Friday night, after it failed to dispense money.
In the 11.40pm incident, the man became enraged when the ATM suddenly malfunctioned as he tried to withdraw money.
In a fit of anger, he picked up a dustbin found inside the bank premises and smashed the ATM’s screen.
“Passersby who witnessed the incident alerted the police.
“A team from the motorcycle patrol unit was deployed to the scene. The suspect was still loitering at the premises when they arrived at the bank.
“He was subsequently arrested,” said Sibu district police chief Assistant Commissioner Zailanni Amit.
7 September 2017
Four held over petrol station ATM heist
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested three men and a woman in connection with an armed robbery against four Armour Security guards that took place at a petrol station at Bukit Antarabangsa here on Wednesday.
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said police had called in four guards from Armour Security to help in investigations yesterday morning.
He also said four suspects – three males aged between 21 and 33 and a 29-year-old woman – were caught yesterday to facilitate investigations.
In the incident, the four suspects had robbed the security guards as they were about to fill an ATM at a petrol station with RM800,000 worth of cash.
These were smart robbers: They robbed the guards who were about to refill the ATMs!
7 September 2017
Suspects steal RM800,000 from security guards refilling ATM
Police say the robbery occurred when four security guards went to the ATM at a Petronas petrol station to refill it with cash.
PETALING JAYA: Four armed suspects fled with RM800,000 after robbing four security guards who had just arrived at a petrol station to refill an ATM with cash.
The robbery occurred at a petrol station in Bukit Antarabangsa, Kuala Lumpur, around 5pm on Wednesday, Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said.
“The four guards went to the ATM at a Petronas petrol station here and were about to refill it with cash when four men approached them on two motorcycles,” The Star quoted Hamzah as saying.
He said as soon as the suspects arrived, one of them, armed with a pistol, fired a warning shot in the air and disarmed the security guard holding a shotgun.
“One of the guards was hit on the head with the shotgun,” he said.
The suspects then forced the security guards to hand over two bags containing cash and fled the scene on two blue Yamaha 125Z motorcycles.
Hamzah said the suspects tossed the shotgun by the side of the road while fleeing from the station.
#ampangjaya Gambar suspek itu yg memeluk guni berisi wang melalui Lebuhraya DUKE sempat dirakam saksi
On the warpath against ATMs!
I suppose that when you need money badly and there is money in your bank account but the ATMs just refuse to deliver, you could be just as angry and violent…
GEORGE TOWN: A man broke two automated teller machines (ATM) after he failed to withdraw money at a bank’s branch in Lintang Angsana, Bandar Baru here last night.
The man wearing a helmet and clad in a blue top and shorts was spotted arriving at the bank at about 11am.
Caught on the closed circuit television (CCTV), he was seen losing his cool a few minutes after he tried to withdraw money from both ATMs.
The footage then saw him using his helmet to smash the ATM screen multiple times until it cracked.
24 June 2016 | MYT 9:05 AM
Explosives used to break into ATM
KOTA KINABALU: Thieves used explosives to break into at least one automated teller machine (ATM) at a bank in Putatan and grabbed its cash box early Friday.
The 4.20am incident also caused the glass panes of the bank’s ATM centre to shatter.
Witnesses said they heard an explosion at the premise.
On May 12, three thieves blasted open an ATM in Membakut town, about 80kms from here, and fled with RM70,000 in cash.
They fled in a dark-coloured Honda CRV after ripping open the ATM with home-made explosives and grabbing the box containing the cash in the 1.20am incident.
Five men blast open two ATM machines in Putatan, escape with cash http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/06/154171/five-men-blast-open-two-atm-machines-putatan-escape-cash …
22 May 2016
SATU kejadian rompakan berlaku di Agro Bank Pekan Kuala Besut Terengganu pagi tadi
Mesin ATM & CDM cuba dilarikan penjenayah daripada bank di Kuala Besut http://bit.ly/1TrF7He
11 March 2016
Man fails in bid to blast open ATM with firecracker http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/03/132133/man-fails-bid-blast-open-atm-firecracker …
By PREDEEP NAMBIAR – 11 March 2016 @ 12:15 PM
The man was spotted on CCTV footage lighting up the fireworks before running to a white car parked outside.
25 Feb 2016
“Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
2 mesin ATM dilarikan penjenayah menggunakan jengkaut di Kuala Selangor pg tadi http://bit.ly/1S2CgaD Pix pembaca
25 February 2016 | MYT 12:27 PM
Thieves cart away two ATMs using excavator in Kuala Selangor
KUALA SELANGOR: Robbers ripped off two automated teller machines (ATM) from a bank at Jalan Besar Bestari Jaya, Bestari Jaya here.
Kuala Selangor OCPD Supt Ruslan Abdullah said police received a call from a man at around 5.10am Thursday saying that the bank was broken into.
“The man said the suspects took off with the two ATMs in a Toyota Hilux. A forensics team from the Selangor police headquarters managed to uncover seven fingerprints at the scene.
“An excavator was left behind,” he explained.
It is learnt that surveillance camera at the bank showed a group of three to four men, all wearing helmets, using the excavator to drag out the ATMs.
The owner of the excavator, who wished to remain anonymous, said he received a call from a man expressing interest to rent the machine.
They decided to meet near the bank on Wednesday, where the man would proceed to borrow the excavator.
However, the owner said the man never showed up. The owner left the excavator near the bank. He was shocked to find out that the machine was used to yank out the ATMs.
It is learnt that the door of the excavator was cut open using oxy-acetylene torches. The suspects also tampered with the excavator’s wiring system to jumpstart its engine.
Excavator diguna tarik mesin ATM di Bestari Jaya 5.10 pagi tadi. Excavator ditinggal slps dtg Hilux bawa lari mesin
22 February 2016
KLANG, DELLOYD FACTORY
KLANG: A plan to steal a RHB Bank automated teller machine (ATM) apparently failed when the machine was found abandoned by a roadside in Bandar Putera early this morning. It was learnt that a group of thieves had carted away the machine from the Delloyd factory in Jalan Kebun at 5.26am today.
Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/12…
Thieves abandon stolen
#ATM machine by roadside in #Klang http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/02/128852/thieves-abandon-stolen-atm-machine-roadside-klang …
Mesin ATM cuba dilarikan penjenayah dgn ditarik menggunakan kenderaan di Klang [METROTV] http://bit.ly/1owGkUQ
30 December 2015
30 December 2015 | MYT 7:50 PM
Robbers make off with RM270K after carting away ATM in Shah Alam
PETALING JAYA: A group of robbers armed with machetes carted away part of an ATM with about RM270,000 in cash from a shop in Seksyen 17 Shah Alam on Wednesday.
The 5.40am incident saw a group of four men, break into the shop by smashing the glass with a hammer.
The men then subdued the two Bangladeshi workers at the shop before using the hammer to break open the front of the ATM .
Deputy Shah Alam OCPD Supt Nek Zaidi Zakaria said the robbers tied a rope around the safe inside the ATM and pulled it out using a lorry.
“There was about RM270,000 cash in the ATM at the time of the robbery and they also took RM700 from the cash register,” he said when contacted yesterday.
He added that all the robbers had they faces covered with helmets and caps.
Robbers pull off Hollywood-style heist at petrol kiosk, escape with RM230k cash Read More : http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/12/119767/robbers-pull-hollywood-style-heist-petrol-kiosk-escape-rm230k-cash …
6 lelaki larikan mesin ATM di stesen minyak di Seksyen U16,Denai Alam [METROTV] http://bit.ly/1RQTPuB PixShazreen
24 December 2015
One of the suspects was caught behind the post office, while the second suspect was nabbed at another location more than three hours later.
13 October 2015
3 masked men used homemade devices 2 bomb an ATM machine in Malacca & made off with the money http://ebx.sh/1L8U4vY
Perompak letup mesin ATM di Ayer Keroh Heights Selanjutnya di : http://www.bharian.com.my/node/88607
Ayer keroh. AMBANK. 1 mesin atm telah dibom. 1 lg yg belum meletup. PIHAK POLIS SDG MEMATIKAN BOM YG DILETAKKAN.
Robot pemusnah bom musnahkan bom paip dari premis bank yg dirompak di Ayer Keroh Heights pg ini Pix Muhammad Hatim
Tuesday October 13, 2015 MYT 10:22:59 AM
Bomb explodes at Malacca bank ATM
MALACCA: A homemade bomb exploded damaging the ATM kiosk of a bank in Ayer Keroh here.
Three masked men in a luxury car were earlier seen placing two homemade devices at the ATM kiosk at about 2am, Tuesday.
One of the bombs detonated causing damage to the kiosk.
The police bomb squad removed the other explosive device at 9.50am.
Satu mesin ATM sebuah bank, di Ayer Keroh Heights, Melaka, diletupkan & dirompak, kira-kira 2 pagi hari ini
Melaka: Sebuah mesin pengeluaran wang automatik (ATM) milik Ambank di Ayer Keroh Heights, di sini, diletupkan penjenayah kira-kira jam 2.10 pagi tadi. Ketua Polis Daerah Melaka Tengah, Assisten Komisioner Shaikh Abdul Azis Shaikh Abdullah berkata, dipercayai lebih dari tiga penjenayah terbabit dalam kejadian rompakan bank itu menggunakan bahan letupan buatan sendiri. Katanya, penjenayah memakai topeng muka, menaiki sebuah kereta Mercedes Benz putih. Menurut beliau, penjenayah berjaya melarikan sejumlah wang dengan melarikan laci (drawer) mesin ATM terbabit. Begitupun, ujarnya, sebutir bom buatan aktif (bom paip) masih belum meletup ditinggalkan dalam ruangan mesin pengeluaran wang terbabit dan pihak polis terpaksa menunggu Unit Pemusnah Bom (UPB) dari Bukit Aman.
A couple of rare victories..
Robbers fail in second bid to cart off ATM By KHAIRAH N. KARIM
– 7 August 2015 @ 4:16 PM
KUALA LUMPUR: Two masked men bungled their second attempt to steal an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) in Ampang here this morning.
The duo who had tried to rob an ATM in Petaling Jaya yesterday failed again when the alarm went off at the RHB Bank Easy in Jalan Bunga Tanjung, Taman Putra, Ampang here.
“Both immediately fled the scene after realising that their actions had triggered the alarm at the bank,” he said.
Yesterday, the not-so-smooth criminals attempted to rob an ATM at the Ambank Dataran Mentari branch. In the 7am incident, the duo who realised their bid to steal the entire machine had failed, fled the scene after the alarm went off.
He seemed to know very little about robbing ATMs. He used a hammer and chisel!
Police arrest man who tries to break open ATM machine
Last updated on 14 May 2015 – 05:10pm
IPOH: Police arrested a 43-year-old chicken stall employee after he attempted to break open an ATM machine at a bank in Bercham here on Tuesday.
The man’s attempted robbery triggered the alarm of the security firm which alerted police at about 4am.
Ipoh City police chief ACP Sum Chang Keong said a police team rushed to the scene and found a man sitting on a motorcycle outside the bank premises.
“On checking police found a hammer and chisel believed to have been used to prise open the machine,” he told reporters here today.
The first layer of the machine had been prised open. Investigations revealed the man had acted alone in trying to steal the money. The motorcycle belonged to the suspect, who is from Ulu Kinta and has no previous criminal records.
“CCTV recordings showed the man had tried to prise open the machine for about three minutes.”
Lelaki ditahan selepas cuba pecah mesin ATM di bank di Bercham, Ipoh, kelmarin http://hmtro.com/1RGJLmd Pix Polis
Ipoh: Seorang lelaki berusia 43 tahun ditahan polis selepas cuba memecah mesin ATM menggunakan tukul besi dan pahat dalam kejadian di bank di Bercham, di sini, kelmarin.
Dalam kejadian kira-kira 4 pagi itu, suspek yang bekerja sebagai pemotong ayam ditahan anggota dari Balai Polis Bercham selepas menerima panggilan daripada syarikat penggera bunyi memaklumkan penggera di bank berkenaan berbunyi.
Ketua Polis Daerah Ipoh Asisten Komisioner Sum Chang Keong berkata, polis berjaya menahan suspek yang ketika itu baru keluar dari bank berkenaan dan merampas tukul serta pahat dipercayai digunakannya untuk cubaan memecah mesin ATM berkenaan.
Monday January 5, 2015 MYT 3:25:16 PM
Third-time lucky ATM robbers run out of luck
SHAH ALAM: Five men were arrested for stealing an ATM from a petrol station in Bukit Kemuning here.
The robbers carted away the ATM filled with RM158,980 cash by hooking up the machine to a lorry before dragging it at about 5am on Dec 27.
Police believe the group was responsible for two failed ATM robberies at two petrol stations in Bukit Jelutong in early December.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Mohd Adnan Abdullah said the group was persistent and they were lucky on their third attempt to steal an ATM.
“However, their luck was short-lived as we managed to track them down and arrest all five suspects in separate raids on Dec 29 and Dec 30.
Remember the Latin American gang that came, stole RM3 million from several ATMs, and left Malaysia?
The police ask Interpol for help.
Police calls on Interpol to help track down ATM hackers http://dlvr.it/7PbZ8l
KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Malaysian Police has sought the assistance of Interpol over the hackings of 17 local automated teller machines (ATM) in September.
Commercial Crime Investigation Department (Cybercrime and Multimedia) deputy director SAC Mohd Kamarudin Md Din said a ‘purple notice’ had been sent to Interpol in France to obtain, among others, information, modus operandi, procedures and the hideouts of those responsible.
“We are seeking Interpol cooperation as we believe the culprits have escaped abroad and are now lying low,” he said Monday.
The media reported that 17 ATMs at four banks in the city here, Selangor, Malacca and Johor Baru were hacked, allegedly by members of a Latin American syndicate, incurring losses of over RM3mil.
SOMETIMES YOU CAN’T BLAME OTHERS FOR LOSING THEIR TEMPER! Not when the STUPID ATM swallows your card!
It happened to me once at an ATM 8km from home, so imagine the hassle of returning there next morning at 9.30am to get back the card from a bank officer. I did not appreciate that!
HOWEVER, THIS WOMAN WENT TOO FAR! She literally ripped the ATM apart! Where did it happen. It could happen ONLY IN CHINA!
Lady in Dongguan rips apart ATM after card is swallowed http://shst.me/91i
Lady in Dongguan rips apart ATM after card is swallowed
The incident happened last week at a shopping mall in Shilong town, Dongguan prefecture-level city, and was captured by a surveillance video, according to NetEase.
The video reportedly shows the women repeatedly trying, and failing, to withdraw cash. The machine then failed to return her card, thus sparking her assault on the unsuspecting victim.
There is no report on whether she successfully retrieved the card, however Shilong police did reveal on Monday that the lady in question has been checked in to Dongguan psychiatric hospital to receive treatment for a mental illness.
Mesin ATM yang cuba dilarikan dua perompak menggunakan kabel (gambar kecil) di Permyjaya, Miri pagi tadi.
Saturday October 18, 2014 MYT 1:40:04 PM
Masked men fail to drag out ATM with cables
Miri Police chief ACP Gan Tian Kee said the men fled after the alarm went off when a glass door shattered as they were dragging the ATM out with some cable at about 5am.
“The men fled when the alarm rang.
“The RM300,000 cash in the ATM was intact.
Is our cyber security non-existent? — S M Mohamed Idris: OCTOBER 8 —The issue of the Latin Ameri… http://bit.ly/1sbIaZP
OCTOBER 8 —The issue of the Latin American gang that hacked into some of Malaysia’s ATM’s (automated teller machines) and absconded with a little over RM 3 million is both frightening and eye-opening. It should be an indication to us that our cyber security is grossly lacking and perhaps our money and personal information are not as safe as we once thought them to be.
If you have been following the news, you will know that the people who carried out this heist did it in a very simple manner, so much so that it is quite a shock that they were able to get away with so much of our money. In short, the criminals installed a malware onto the ATMs that allowed them to withdraw money from the ATMs every time they inserted a code into the ATMs. They were able to install the malware by way of the CD slot under the ATMs top panel which they simply popped open. All this was done out in the open and still nothing was discovered amiss until much later.
All the news reports of the investigation highlight certain aspects that led to the criminal’s success which include:
Most ATMs still use Windows XP (up to 95 per cent). It is an unprotected operating system as it has been discontinued by Microsoft and is no longer receiving security updates.
Old models of ATMs (NCR5587) that can be easily tampered with.
Most machines have not been updated in five years.
There is nothing stopping unauthorised access to ATMs beyond what the standard customer should be capable of.
To top this off, there is also a possibility that online banking and any monetary transactions carried out online could be very unsafe. With online banking comes the danger of phishing sites that collect personal information and hacking – money and personal information can be stolen if a compromised device such as a laptop or a mobile phone is being used for online transactions.
One thing is for sure, the “basic layer” of protection that banks provide for their online and mobile banking is no longer enough. Its seems the only options we have until responsible parties decide to strengthen our cyber security are to cower in fear of the cyber criminal; to be constantly looking over the virtual shoulder or to spend hefty sums on bank processing fees for physical transactions that are sure to increase the more we are “encouraged” to use e-payment. Until our cyber security is not compromised, Bank Negara Malaysia should defer the implementation of mandatory online banking and e-payments.
*S M Mohamed Idris is president of the Consumers Association of Penang
**This is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily represent the views of Malay Mail Online.
THE POLICE WANT THEM!
Tuesday September 30, 2014 MYT 3:11:05 PM
Cops release images of suspected ATM hackers
The syndicate that preyed on bank Auto-Teller Machines (ATMs) the last two days used a computer virus known as “ulssm.exe..” to steal money from them.
Police: ATM heist syndicate used computer virus to steal money – The Malay Mail Online http://bit.ly/1nC8Bbl
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 ― The syndicate that preyed on bank Auto-Teller Machines (ATMs) the last two days used a computer virus known as “ulssm.exe..” to steal money from them.
Federal police Commercial Crimes Investigation Department director Datuk Mortadza Nazerene said the virus would issue instructions to make withdrawals on the amount still left in the ATM being hacked.
“The suspects were found to have opened the top panel of the machine without using a key and inserted a compact disc into the machine’s processing centre which caused the ATM’s system to reboot,” he told Bernama here today.
He said they then used a keyboard to hack into the system and take out money.
According to him, information obtained from the systems engineer of a bank indicated that up to 40 notes could be taken out in a single transaction using the method.
In a related development, Petaling Jaya police chief, ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said five police reports had been lodged on such hacking of ATMs around Petaling Jaya.
The ATMs were located at Jalan Yong Shook Lin, Petaling Jaya (Affin Bank, losses of RM303,000); Dataran Sunway (Al-Rajhi Bank, RM285,700); Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya (Bank Islam, RM395,850); Kota Damansara (Bank Islam, RM221,160) and Kelana Jaya (Al-Rajhi) where the full amount lost has yet to be ascertained.
Another Al-Rajhi Bank branch in Section 9, Shah Alam lost RM116,000 to similar hacking.
It’s now RM3million from 15 ATMs in 3 banks in 3 states!
Tuesday September 30, 2014 MYT 7:02:20 AM
Gang steals RM3m from ATMs
KUALA LUMPUR: A Latin American gang exploited flaws in the authentication process to hack into at least 14 automated teller machines (ATM) in Selangor, Johor and Malacca and got away with almost RM3mil.
The ATMs hit over the past week were those at the branches of the Affin Bank, Al Rajhi Bank and Bank Islam but individual accounts of the banks were not breached.
The thieves are believed to have cloned bank credentials into Europay-Mastercard-Visa (EMV) chips on subscriber identification module (SIM) cards and reprogrammed them with a malware (malicious software).
It is learnt that the group targeted ATMs using old operating systems.
According to a cyber security expert, the malware “tricks” the ATM into allowing the transaction.
“By bypassing the authentication, they can withdraw any amount of cash,” said the expert.
SHAH ALAM: Two more banks, in Shah Alam and Klang were hacked by a Latin American gang of robbers who have been involved in a string of automated teller machine (ATM) thefts in Johor and the Klang Valley since Friday.
Shah Alam police chief ACP Azisman Alias said police received a report at 7pm today from a bank along Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah A, Section 9, here, today.
A bank employee realised that there was about RM116,000 short from the ATMs.
“The bank assistant manager discovered that the suspects took turns withdrawing the money from the machines at 12.30am early Sunday morning,” Azisman said.
Meanwhile in Klang, a bank along Jalan Raja Bot discovered RM150,000 missing from its ATMs.
The bank sealed its machines while waiting for the police’s forensics team to arrive.
It’s not RM530,600 but Rm1.271million!
Monday September 29, 2014 MYT 3:03:48 PM
RM1.27mil stolen from six Affin Bank ATMs
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM1.271mil has been stolen from six automated teller machines (ATMs) belonging to Affin Bank Berhad and Affin Islamic Bank Berhad in Johor, Malacca and Selangor, Affin Bank said in a statement Monday.
It said the ATMs were tampered with on Saturday, resulting in cash being stolen from the machines.
The affected ATMs are located in Johor Baru, Batu Pahat and Taman Molek in Johor, Malacca Raya as well as PJ State and USJ in Selangor, it said.
IT IS SAFER TO ROB AN ATM THAN TO ROB A BANK! You just need better equipment. A parang won’t do. You need an oxy-acetylene gas cutter.
Two ATMs hacked, RM530,600 missing in eight hours http://dlvr.it/72h945
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of RM530,600 was stolen from two automated teller machines (ATM) on Saturday in what is believed to be a hacking incident using phone SIM card and sophisticated technology.
The incidents involved ATMs in two Affin Bank branches in Johor and Selangor – at 9.48am and 5.30pm respectively.
Subang Jaya police chief ACP Yahya Ramli told Bernama the hacking could be the work of an international syndicate from South America.
“The suspects withdrew money hundreds of times from two Affin Bank branches in one day. They stole the money without breaking the ATMs,” he added.
Recording by CCTV cameras at the bank showed three suspects, believed to be from South America, making a series of withdrawals.
The suspects, aged between 20 and 30, withdrew a total of RM265,000.
ACP Yahya said the same method was used a few hours later at Affin Bank branch in USJ Subang Jaya.
Two male suspects, also believed to be from South America, withdrew money from the ATM 137 times at 5.30pm.
THEY USE THE ATM TO STEAL OUR DATA. What do they do with our data? They clone ATM cards with our data and withdraw our money.
Thursday August 14, 2014 MYT 7:39:08 PM
Skimming devices found in four Genting Highlands ATMs
Pahang Commercial CID chief Supt Azizan Md Isa said apart from the device fitted in the card slot area, each of the ATM was also found to have been installed with wireless closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras believed to be monitored by a syndicate.
“The latest case was detected at 4pm on Aug 7, while the other three cases were detected in February, May and June.
“Initial investigation found that the syndicate had fitted the skimming devices and installed wireless CCTV cameras to the machines to steal users’ pin numbers and card data before making fake ATM cards to withdraw money,” he told reporters here.
This machine was found by the bank security in First World Hotel. So please be careful especially when you are using any ATM. I was there and i can tell u, this was very convincing.
COPS 0-1 ATM ROBBERS
TAIPING: Five robbers managed to escape with some RM400,000 cash after successfully opening two Automated Teller Machines (ATM) that were placed in a hypermarket here.
In the 3.45am incident on Tuesday, the suspects had first overpowered three guards who were patrolling the building before carrying out the act.
District deputy police chief Superintendent Mohd Ismon Suratman said the suspects took the guards keys to gain entrance into the hypermarket.
“After gaining access into the hypermarket, the suspects used oxy-acetylene torches to open the ATM,” he said, noting that the suspects had wore ski mask to avoid revealing their identity.
Don’t try to rob an ATM with a hammer!
14 July 2014
THEY HAD WANTED THE MONEY FROM THE ATMIN JALAN TUN SAMBATHAN, BRICKFIELDS BUT HAD THE WRONG TOOL, A HAMMER!
The alarm went off, so they ran off. CCTV footage showed the time to be about 4.20am.
It also showed their faces! They didn’t wear a mask or use a handkerchief over their face.
Star, Alarm foils bid to break into ATM in Brickfields
THE THIEVES CAME OUT TO PLAY WHEN THE GUARD WENT TO PRAY!
Sunday May 18, 2014 MYT 5:02:42 PM
Thieves grab RM160,000 while guard goes for prayers
BESUT: Four men carted away one of four automated teller machines (ATM) from a bank and escaped with RM160,000 early Sunday, taking advantage of the absence of the security guard on duty, who was praying at a nearby surau at the time.
The break-in at the Bank Rakyat branch in Jerteh, which occured at 5.45am, was over in less than five minutes.
Initial police investigations revealed the masked thieves had used a cable to attach one of the four ATMs to a car to pull it out of the bank’s premises, before prising it open.
“The bank’s security guard was praying at a surau near the vicinity of the bank when the incident took place.
Monday May 12, 2014 MYT 7:05:02 AM
No money in ATM, so thieves torch it
KUALA LUMPUR: Four men torched an ATM in a fit of rage after they cut it open and found it to be empty.
“They had earlier spray-painted the CCTV with blue paint and cut open the machine using an Oxy-Acetylene gas cutter,” city CID chief Senior Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said.
The incident, he said, occurred at about 4.45am yesterday in Jalan Ipoh when the four men drove a Proton Saga FLX to the ATM kiosk.
SAC Gan said police believed the men got angry and torched the ATM when they found that the cash box was empty.
“The men fled before the Fire and Rescue Department reached the scene to put out the fire,” he said.
SAC Gan said the bank had removed the cash on Saturday night.
Robbers cut open ATM machine in Jalan Ipoh
The 4.45am incident happened at a mosque there, where the suspects had used an oxy acetylene torch to cut open the ATM’s steel door.
City Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Gan Kong Meng said the amount of losses is still under investigations.
PHEW! FOUND THE MISSING ATM. BUT WHERE IS THE MONEY???
Friday April 4, 2014 MYT 7:00:45 AM
Stolen ATM dumped by the roadside
SUBANG JAYA: An automated teller machine (ATM), believed to be the one carted away from a bank in Putra Heights, has been found abandoned near the south-bound Pedas exit of the North-South Expressway in Negri Sembilan.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said highway contract workers found the ATM by the roadside at Km239.1 of the expressway at around 6.50am yesterday
All that’s left: Police officers inspecting the remains of the ATM along the Km239 section of the North-South expressway near the Pedas-Linggi toll plaza. — Bernama
OH NO! ONE OF OUR ATMs IS MISSING!
Wednesday April 2, 2014 MYT 5:43:00 PM
Three men run off with ATM containing RM160,000
KUALA LUMPUR: Three men ran off with an automated teller machine (ATM) belonging to a bank, resulting in a loss of RM160,000 at Putra Mahkota, Putra Heights on Wednesday.
Subang Jaya OCPD, ACP Yahaya Ramli said that in the incident at about 5am, three suspects were believed to have used ropes and hooks to pull out one of the ATM machines at the bank.
“They used a van, believed to be white-coloured, to cart away the ATM in about 10 minutes,” he told Bernama when contacted.
Yahaya said the suspects also escaped in another Toyota Hilux vehicle with a false registration plate.
“Based on the closed-circuit TV (CCTV) camera, two of the three male suspects were using ski masks and baseball caps and wore black or red overalls with the equipment ‘ENEOS’ printed on them, and were using white-coloured gloves,” he said.
IT WAS VANDALISM, NOT ROBBERY!
IPOH: A drunk man caused a stir when he started smashing the display panel of seven automated teller machines at a bank in Menglembu here on saturday night.
Here is another way of robbing ATMs: by getting the data on your card when you use an ATM!
Thursday December 26, 2013 MYT 8:15:10 PM
Cops nab Polish man over installing ‘skimming device’ on ATM in mall
KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a Polish man after they found him installing a ‘skimming device’ on an ATM at a popular shopping mall here.
The device, which is used to scan the ATM card as it is being inserted and capture the PIN numbers pressed by an unsuspecting victim, was first discovered by a mall security personnel around 2.30pm on Nov 25.
A police report was lodged but no arrests were made.
However police got a break when a second device was spotted by a member of the public at another mall on Dec 18.
City Commercial Crime Investigation Department chief Asst Comm Izany Abdul Ghany said police set up an ambush and waited for someone retrieve the device.
“We managed to apprehend the man, from Poland, when he tried to take the device,” he said in a press conference at the city police headquarters on Thursday.
He said CCTV recordings also showed that the man installing the device earlier that day with the help of two other men.
“Once they have the information gathered from an ATM card, these syndicates would clone the ATM cards and withdraw the cash from overseas,” he explained.
ACP Izany said initial investigation showed the man has been entering and leaving the country since early this year and has been active mainly in Kuala Lumpur.
Police are still checking how much was stolen by the man’s syndicate.
Wednesday December 25, 2013 MYT 9:17:04 PM
Cops foil robbers trying to cut open ATM
PETALING JAYA: Police managed to foil a four-man team trying to cut open three ATM machines in a petrol station after beating and tying up a security guard at USJ 21 here.
Subang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Yahaya Ramli said the four suspects, believed to be Indonesian nationals, tied the 33-year-old security guard’s hands with a cable and beat him up after parking their two motorcycles in the station at 3am Wednesday.
“Two of them covered their faces with ski-masks. One of them took out a three-foot metal rod and brought the guard to the station convenience store and tied-up his wrists with a cable,” he said.
ACP Yahaya said several minutes later, a police patrol car arrived at the scene causing all four suspects to flee.
He added that the guard had some bruises on his face and wrists and was sent to the hospital for treatment.
AS FOR GUARDING THEM WITH HOURLY PATROLS, WHAT WOULD THAT ACCOMPLISH?
With more than 11,000 ATMs nationwide, how many police officers and how many patrols would be required?
Moreover, don’t you think that ATM robbers would time their raids between patrols?
ATM gang busted
Published on Nov 1, 2013
Four suspects equipped with machineries to break into several ATM machines at a hypermarket in Kuala Selangor have been arrested by police Friday morning.
“This makes it the third attempted ATM heist in Kuala Selangor this year that have been foiled by officers,” said Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Datuk Mohd Shukri Dahlan.
Friday November 1, 2013 MYT 6:09:05 PM
ATM thieves caught red-handed by police patrol
At 4am Friday, two suspects scaled the wall of the hypermarket while another two helped hoist up two oxy-acetylene gas tanks to the roof using bed sheets.
They later broke through the roof of the hypermarket and entered the premises through the engine room.
As the suspects were cutting through an ATM machine with blow torches, an employee alerted cops who arrived five minutes later.
22 October 2013| last updated at 01:35PM
Johor ATM gang busted
JOHOR BARU: The Johor police have busted a syndicate that was responsible for robbery of automated teller machines (ATM) in several states with the arrests of six suspects in Ulu Tiram here last week.
Sunday October 13, 2013 MYT 2:16:05 PM
Robbers fail to cart away petrol station ATM
KUALA LUMPUR: Three ‘enterprising’ burglars failed to cart away an automated teller machine (ATM) at a petrol station in Kampung Baru Subang, Sungai Buloh early this morning after being jolted by the alarm.
Sungai Buloh district police chief Supt Junaidi Bujang the trio who were wearing ski masks, gloves and black jackets and armed with machetes had come in a lorry.
“They tied the ATM machine located inside the premises to the lorry and tried to drive out. As they reached the front door the alarm started ringing and they hastily fled in the lorry,” he said in a statement Sunday.
According to him, the suspects also coerced two of the stations workers to surrender the outlet’s takings of RM1,500 cash and a handphone. -Bernama
FINALLY, A SMALL MEASURE OF SUCCESS!
Wednesday October 9, 2013 MYT 6:15:07 PM
Argentinian member of ATM-busting Oxy Gang nabbed, RM174,000 recovered
MARAN: A member of the notorious ‘Oxy Gang’ was apprehended about 15 minutes after they cut into an automated-teller-machine here and carted away RM174,000.
All the ill-gotten loot was recovered in the getaway car with an assortment of tools including an oxy-fuel blowtorch.
Pahang CID chief Senior Asst Comm Mohd Zakaria Ahmad said one of the suspects, aged 55, from Tucuman, Argentina, was caught near the Maran toll plaza.
SAC Mohd Zakaria said another accomplice and fellow countryman managed to escape into a nearby oil palm plantation.
“Our personnel were conducting Ops Cantas near the toll plaza when they spotted two occupants behaving suspiciously in a car.
“One of them suddenly dashed out of the car and fled, while the driver was detained for questioning,” he told a press conference at the district police headquarters here.
THIS ATM IS GONE! It happened in Negri Sembilan.
Saturday September 28, 2013 MYT 2:35:58 PM
Robbers tie up guard, cart away ATM
JEMPOL: Robbers tied up a security guard at a store in Bahau near here and carted away an ATM containing RM360, 000 on Saturday.
It is learnt that the ATM was only replenished Friday evening.
A store employee who reported for work at 6am freed the security guard and later lodged a police report.
Bahau (Chinese: 馬口) is the principal town of Jempol district, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
September 22, 2013 MYT 6:41:31 PM
Johor police set up special team to tackle ATM robberies
JOHOR BARU: Johor police have set up a special team, with the participation of bank management officials, to tackle automated-teller machine (ATM) robbery.
Johor police chief Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said the move was initiated following the spate of ATM robberies this year with the latest being an attempt by culprits to cart away an ATM at a bank in Taman Tasek here on Saturday.
Sunday September 22, 2013 MYT 12:58:30 PM
Special task force to look at loopholes in safety measure taken by banks
JOHOR BARU: A special task force headed by the state deputy police chief has been formed to investigate the loopholes in banks’ safety measures that are being taken advantage of by robbers.
Johor police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohd Mokhtar Mohd Shariff said that a meeting, chaired by his deputy Deputy Comm Datuk Ismail Yatim, would be held soon between the police and bank authorities.
“The meeting is to address the rampant cases of ATM break-ins of late.
“This needs to be done also to find out the weaknesses of the safety measures at banks and how to improve them,” he said when met at Hospital Sultan Ismail here Sunday.
He was commenting on the recent cases where ATMs were being yanked and dragged out of banks by robbers in four-wheel drives.
21 September 2013| last updated at 05:03PM
Concerned motorists foil robbers’ attempt to steal ATM machine
JOHOR BARU: An attempt by a group of men to flee with a bank’s automated teller machine (ATM) was foiled early yesterday morning after several motorists sounded their vehicle’s horn when they noticed something amiss.
It is learnt that the incident happened at a bank in Taman Tasek, Jalan Tun Abdul Razak here at about 5.15am after four men broke the glass door of a bank and attempted to cart off the ATM after tying it to a four-wheel drive vehicle.
Shortly after that, motorists travelling along the main road noticed the ATM outside of the bank and many started to blare their vehicle’s horns that scared off the suspects.
Johor criminal investigations department acting chief Assistant Commissioner Nor Azizan Anan said the Johor Baru Selatan district control centre received a distress call at 5.45am where an ATM was left outside of a bank in Taman Tasek.
“Our team found the ATM abandoned at the five-foot walkway of the shophouse lot,” he said when contacted today.
Monday September 16, 2013 MYT 6:53:03 AM
Robbers make unsuccessful ATM withdrawal
Out of order: The ATM that was left behind by a group of thieves lying on the kerb in Taman Johor Jaya.
JOHOR BARU: Five men who thought they could get away with stealing an automated teller machine from a bank in Johor Jaya were stopped in their tracks by a security guard.
The men had used ropes to drag the ATM out of the bank in Jalan Ros Merah 2 at around 7.30am yesterday when the guard confronted them. A tussle ensued in which the guard was hit on the head.
The robbers, however, fled empty-handed, leaving the machine on the kerb outside the bank.
Booby traps in ATMs
Banks to arm machines with ink bombs to stain stolen notes
Thieves tampering with automated teller machines will set off dye bombs that stain notes red in the ATMs and make them easily recognisable as stolen money, if a Bank Negara proposal is accepted. Turning the ill-gotten cash into worthless pieces of paper is to deter ATM break-ins, of which more than 45 have been reported so far this year.
Bank Negara, in its guidelines on Dye-Stained Banknotes dated Aug 26, is calling on both banks and Cash in Transit Companies to consider using the currency protection device (CPD) to deter ATM theft.
Local security company Extro Code Sdn Bhd demonstrated yesterday a CPD or dye pack which is already available in the market.
Its technical director Mohd Zaki Sulaiman said that once installed, the dye pack would be triggered when someone tries to break into the ATM.
“The device is like a smoke bomb which releases the ink onto the stacks of banknotes in the ATM,” he said.
Mohd Zaki said there’s no actual explosion but there is some heat when the CPD is triggered.
“The actual triggering mechanism is a trade secret,” he added.
He said the ink called Disperse Red 9 was not harmful.
In the United States, banks have dye bombs in vaults and any unauthorised person who tries to remove any money will trigger the bomb, leaving all the money – and the robber – stained in ink.
The Star photo
Robbers fail to break into ATM at Alliance Bank at Persiaran Greenhill, Ipoh.
10 September 2013| last updated at 01:39PM
ATM set on fire, robbers left empty handed
POH: A group of masked men left empty handed after they failed to wipe off cash from an Alliance Bank automated teller machine (ATM) in Persiaran Greenhill here early today.
Besides trying to pry open the door of the ATM, the group, numbering no less than two people, had also used an oxy-fuel gas burner to burn it down.
Their attempts, however, proved futile.
Deputy Ipoh district police chief Superintendent Anuar Othman said the incident was believed to have happened about .
“The suspects used a tow truck to crash into the petrol station’s glass wall before using the winch to separate the ATM from its base before lifting it into the back of a Toyota Hilux four wheel drive vehicle and escaping with the cash in the ATM,”
6 September 2013| last updated at 08:12PM
Man robbed after stumbling onto an ATM heist
JOHOR BARU: A 36 year old man became a victim of a robbery after he stumbled upon a group men who were trying to drag away an automated teller machine (ATM) at a petrol station early this morning.
In the 4 am incident, the victim had stopped at the petrol station in Jalan Kempas Lama here to buy cigarettes, thinking at it was still open for business.
He did not notice was amiss until he saw a group of men, who were wearing masks, acting suspiciously.
Before he could do anything, the suspects approached the victim and robbed him of his wallet, handphone and other valuables, who then watched as the suspects made away with the ATM.
Johor acting Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Nor Azizan Anan confirmed the incident, which cause a loss of about RM160,000.
Mazlan added that until August, three ATMs were broken into in Pasir Mas and Pengkalan Chepa here. — Bernama
Sunday September 1, 2013 MYT 9:24:05 AM
Thieves make off with over RM660,000 from ATMs
KOTA BARU: Thieves carted away RM667,906 after breaking open three automated teller machines (ATMs) at a bank in Chabang Tiga, Pengkalan Chepa here.
Kelantan deputy police chief Datuk Mazlan Lazim said the thieves made their way into the ATM area through the roof behind the building which housed the bank at about 3am yesterday.
“They cut an iron grille door of the building and the ATMs using oxy-acetylene torches.
“We believe they are skilled in using oxy-acetylene torches. They arrived at the scene in a car.”
After failing to steal cash from an ATM (above) at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, two men grab a large number of coins from water vending machines (main pic) TWO men stole money from water vending machines after a botched automatic teller machine (ATM) robbery at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) main campus in Minden, Penang.
They then proceeded to break into two water vending machines nearby and escaped with a large number of coins during the 3.30am incident yesterday.
The men, believed to be outsiders, had earlier climbed over the fence near the Sungai Dua entrance before using the same route for their escape.
The authorities managed to trace their ‘trail’ based on the coins which the robbers had dropped in their haste to escape.
CCTV camera footage showed one of the robbers puffing away before he pried open the steel cover of the machine.
He then ran away after the alarm system was triggered.
The ATM machine and vending machines, located near the campus mosques, are about 50m away from the Sungai Dua entrance which was closed then.
USM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Omar Osman said they would beef up security in the campus by increasing the number of CCTV cameras.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said the losses had yet to be ascertained.
“My men received a call from a security company, informing us that the alarm of the ATM machine was triggered near the Sungai Dua entrance.
Thursday July 11, 2013 MYT 6:56:54 AM
Cops: We know who the ATM robbers are
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have identified the gangs involved in the recent string of ATM break-ins here – and one of them is said to be a group of Latin Americans.
City CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah said police had identified more than three groups as being involved in cases reported in Kuala Lumpur so far this year.
“We know how many gangs are involved but none has been arrested yet,” he said at the city police headquarters in Jalan Hang Tuah yesterday. “Some of the gangs are also involved in house break-ins.”
Robbers broke into 3 ATMs in 3 different places!
Thursday July 4, 2013 MYT 9:22:47 AM
Robbers break into three ATMs
PETALING JAYA: Robbers struck at three Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) at two supermarkets and a bank within two and a half hours yesterday.
The CCTV recorders in both supermarkets were also taken by the robbers, who had used oxy-acetylene torches to cut through the ATMs.
However, the robbers of the third ATM at the bank failed to get anything after they tried to pull the machine using chains fastened to a truck.
Thieves cart away ATM at Taman Desa Cemerlang
Last updated on 27 June 2013 – 09:31pm
JOHOR BARU (June 27, 2013): Thieves are believed to have used a Toyota Hilux four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle to drag an automated teller machine (ATM) at Taman Desa Cemerlang early today.
It is the second incident after the one at Taman Daya at 4am yesterday where thieves failed to cart away an ATM when the security alarm went off.
Seri Alam police chief Supt Roslan Zainuddin confirmed the case and believed that the incident occurred at about 1 am.
Policing cash machines
Perak residents applaud the state police’s move to start late night and early morning patrols around banks to prevent ATM thefts. IPOH folk laud the efforts by police to conduct hourly patrols in areas with automated teller machines (ATMs) late at night and during the wee hours of the morning to prevent thefts of the machines.
On the beat
Sunday June 23, 2013
ATM robbery foiled when rope snaps
MUAR: Three robbers, who tried to pull an automated teller machine (ATM) out of a bank using a four-wheel drive, fled when the rope that they were using snapped.
The robbers, who were all wearing helmets, had earlier sprayed paint on a CCTV camera outside the bank before trying to pull out the ATM at about 5.30am yesterday.
A stall operator, who was about to open her stall near the bank, heard the sound of glass breaking and told her husband about the noise.
She said that she saw two men at the bank and a black four-wheel drive vehicle trying to pull the ATM out of the bank.
The trader, who only wanted to be known as Liza, said that the robbers fled when the rope they were using snapped.
Meanwhile, Muar police chief Asst Comm Azman Ayob said that the police had detained two men near the bank.
In George Town, a group of thieves abandoned their attempt to break into an ATM at Jalan Masjid Negeri after they were spotted by a passer-by.
The four thieves were spotted by a man, who subsequently called the police.
Policemen from the Kampung Baru police station then rushed to the scene.
However, the thieves managed to escape by driving off in a white Toyota Vios.
Forensic personnel later found a finger print on a glass panel.
They also found that the iron grille of one of the ATMs was cut during the incident.
The incident occurred at about 3am on Friday.
June 16, 2013
Now, police to patrol ATM spots every hour, day and night, all over Malaysia
The police will conduct hourly patrols round-the-clock nationwide to prevent break-ins at automated teller machines.
National Key Results Area chairman Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said motorbike and car patrol units will carry out the patrols and report to the district control rooms hourly from now.
Speaking at the launch of Ops Tawan Bukit Aman at the KLCC shopping mall, he said the patrol units would be fully accountable for any robberies or break-ins during their shifts.
Ayub also said the proposal for separate pedestrian and motorbike lanes as an initiative to reduce street crime was still under discussion.
“We have received Kuala Lumpur City Hall’s response on the matter. But the proposal has to be studied further, including its impact on society,” he said.
According to Ayub, based on statistics, crimes involving motorbikes made up 50 percent of the national crime index and the proposal was seen as a method to reduce the rate.
“For example, motorbike thefts are a major component of the national crime index and if we zoned them to certain areas maybe such crimes can be controlled,” he said. – Bernama, June 16, 2013.
1 Jun 2013 … KOTA BARU, June 1 — Robbers fled with RM217,950 from a bank’s … about 8.30 am by members of the public who wanted to use the ATM service. .
Tuesday March 5, 2013 MYT 9:42:21 AM
Gang escapes with RM456,000 after forcing open two ATMs
PONTIAN: A gang of burglars forced open two automated teller machines (ATM) at the Lembaga Tabung Haji building here and escaped with more than RM456,000 on Monday.
The four-man gang had also used duct tape to cover the lens of the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera before carrying out the theft about 4am.
Pontian police chief Superintendent Zahaliman Jamin said the gang was believed to have used metal cutters, based on metal filings found at the scene of the crime.
The gang had earlier, used a lorry to block the CCTV from capturing their image when they first arrived at the scene, he told reporters at the Pontian police headquarters here.
About two hours earlier, the same gang was believed to have failed in an attempt to force open another ATM at the Benut Post Office, about 20km away.
Zahaliman said, in that attempt, the gang had sprayed paint the CCTV lens to prevent their image from being captured. – Bernama
26 Jan 2013 … SHAH ALAM, Jan 26 – A gang of robbers escaped with RM190,000 from an automated teller machine (ATM) after breaking into a petrol station
THIS IS A 2012 REPORT
2011: 5 ATM robberies (Jan-Dec)
2012: 17 ATM robberies (Jan-Sept)
ATM robbery situation under control, says Awang Adek
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 — A total of 17 automated teller machine (ATM) robberies were reported by banking institutions this year until September compared with only five last year, the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Awang Adek Hussin, pointing out that there were more than 11,000 ATMs nationwide, said the situation was still under control.
“Despite the hike in cases, the situation is still under control following security features applied to ATMs by banks,” he said in reply to a supplementary question from Fong Kui Lun (DAP-Bukit Bintang).
Fong had enquired about the new security features used by banks in Malaysia to curb ATM robberies.
Awang Adek clarified that among the security features implemented was the installation of fire alarms at ATM premises to deter robbers using oxy-acetylene cutters.
He said local banking institutions had to meet the minimum international standards to ensure that ATM machines could not be prised open.
Banks must also fix the machines to the ground, thus making it difficult to remove the ATMs, he said.
Furthermore, security guards and mobile patrol units monitored high-risk areas where ATMs were located outside premises, he said. — Bernama