Criminals blew up 492 cash machines across Europe in the first half of 2016, an 80% increase on the same period the previous year, according to figures from the European ATM Security Team (East).
Overall, physical attacks on ATMs rose 30% during the first half, up from 1232 to 16043, but losses were up just three per cent, to EUR27 million. The average cash loss for a ram raid or burglary attack is estimated at EUR17,327 and for a robbery is EUR20,017.
Meanwhile, the number of ATM fraud attacks rose substantially during the first six months of the year, up 28% to 10,820, driven by a 281% jump in transaction reversal fraud. In contrast, card skimming incidents were down to 21%.
Fraud losses were up 12% to EUR174 million, thanks largely to international skimming losses, particularly in Indonesia and the US.
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