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Two men charged in jackpotting scheme that drains ATMs in minutes

Two men charged in jackpotting scheme that drains ATMs in minutes

Technology
Enlarge (credit: STML / Flickr) Two men have been charged with stealing huge amounts of cash through "Jackpotting," a crime that causes malware-infected ATMs to rapidly empty their cash reserves to waiting accomplices. Alex Alberto Fajin-Diaz, 31, of Spain, and Argenys Rodriguez, 21, of Springfield, Massachusetts, allegedly dressed as ATM repair technicians and approached a machine at the Citizen's Bank in Cromwell, Connecticut, on January 27, according to a criminal complaint filed in US District Court in Hartford. After accessing the inside of the machine, prosecutors said, two additional males then approached the same ATM. Citizens Bank investigators quickly detected some sort of anomaly while the ATM heist was in progress and called the Cromwell Police Department. Patrols who respon...