Think that your new EMV-compliant chip-reading point of sale terminal will keep crooks from stealing your customer credit card info?
Researchers have spotted a website setting EMV skimmers — at www.emvskimmer.com, if it hasn’t already been taken down — that claims to sell “the most advanced EMV chip data collector in the world.”
And it’s a scary piece of equipment.
According to the seller, it’s powered by the point of sale terminal, and can hold information on up to 5,000 credit cards in its memory. It can also be used on machines made by Ingenico and Verifone, as well as terminals on gas station pumps, ticket purchase stations, and on small ATMs, specifically those manufactured by Triton.