Using a process known as ATM Jackpotting, the thieves hit 3 Barclays Bank of Kenya Automated Teller Machines (ATM).
ATM Jackpotting is a technique where cybercriminals use malware or a piece of hardware to trick an ATM into ejecting all of its cash, no stolen credit card required. Hackers typically install the malware onto an ATM by physically opening a panel on the machine to reveal a USB port
Police are investigating circumstances under which at least Sh11 million was stolen from three Barclays Bank ATMs at different locations in Nairobi.
According to police, Sh6.29 million was robbed from an ATM at Mutindwa area, Sh4.315 million at Kenyatta National Hospital and Sh1 million at Mater Hospital.
A police report on the robberies, which happened over the weekend, indicated that the surveillance camera at Mater Hospital had been smeared with petroleum jelly to obstruct view.
At Mutindwa area, police said they established that the ATM is not covered by CCTV cameras and is also not manned by any guard.
According to police, the ATM at Kenyatta Hospital had been tampered with electronically and the money stolen.
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