Crooks stole more than $1.5M worth of Bitcoin from General Bytes ATMs


Cryptocurrency ATM manufacturers General Bytes suffered a security incident that resulted in the theft of $1.5M worth of cryptocurrency. GENERAL BYTES is the world’s largest Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Cryptocurrency ATM manufacturer.

The company revealed that the threat actors exploited a zero-day vulnerability, tracked as BATM-4780, that resides in the master service interface that Bitcoin ATMs use to upload videos. Once exploited the flaw, the remote attackers uploaded a JavaScript script and executed it with ‘batm’ user privileges.

“The attacker identified a security vulnerability in the master service interface used by Bitcoin ATMs to upload videos to server.” reported the Security Incident notice published by the company.

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