Skimmer Scammer - Reverse Engineering Credit Theft

Skimmer Scammer - Reverse Engineering Credit Theft


Nathan Seidle

SparkFun Electronics

There has been a massive increase in credit card skimmers being installed in ATMs and gas pumps across North America. We discuss how we forensically tore down a handful of skimmers, what we learned, and how to prevent future skimmers from functioning. We will go in depth about the electronics themselves and how we probed the electronics to gain access to the stolen credit card numbers. No background in electronics is needed. We'll cover the basics of circuit probing and signal hacking.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Interactive Badge
Secondary Access: Music Badge, Film Badge
Format: Solo
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate