A banking chain in Colorado told Krebs on Security that it discovered a skimming operation while investigating several fraud cases against its clients. It discovered a common link in all the cards that were drained at local ATM machines: they had all been used at the same Safeway stores. It wasn’t just the stores, however, as the investigators were even able to pin the operation down to a few specific lanes inside the stores.
The Safeway representative who spoke to Krebs said that the problem is pretty common and that regular pin pad inspections are done to look for skimming and other tampering. He insisted that it is not unique to Safeway but that other stores may not [...]