New ‘shimming’ scam targets credit, debit cards

(BROOKE) NEW TONIGHT IF YOU THOUGHT THAT CHIP IN YOUR CREDIT CARD PROTECTED YOU FROM HACKERS, THINK AGAIN SCAMMERS FOUND A NEW WAY AROUND THE SECURITY MEASURE CALLED "SHIMMING" 24 HOUR NEWS 8'S JENNY DREASLER IS IN THE NEWSROOMTO EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS AND HOW YOU CAN PROTECT YOURSELF (JENNY DREASLER) MOST OF US HAD TO GET NEW CREDIT CARDS WITH SAFER CHIPS BUT AS TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES SO DO THE SCAMMERS THE SHIMMING SCAM IS A VERY SIMILAR TECHNIQUE THAT HACKERS USED A FEW YEARS AGO FOR SKIMMING AND IT'S ONE THAT COULD HAVE DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL ((JENNY DREASLER REPORTING)) (( CHRISTIE PELL/ :"SHOCKER SHOCKING NOT SHOCKING! (LAUGHTER)" :05 )) PEOPLE LIKE CHRISTIE PELL AREN'T SURPRISED TO HEAR THEIR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION COULD BE UP FOR GRABS AGAIN A NEW SCAMCALLED SHIMMING IS TARGETING THE EMBEDDED CHIP IN YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD

MEANING THE SOLUTION TO THE 'SKIMMING' SCHEME A FEW YEARS AGO IS NOW THE PROBLEM (( TOM GORUP,DIRECTOR OF SECURITY OPERATIONS AT ROOK SECURITY / : "IT'S REALLY A NARROW WINDOW OF AN ATTACK

THEY CAN ONLY USE THAT CARD IN A COUPLE MINUTES SO AS MANY TRANSACTIONS AS THEY CAN MAKE IN A FEW MINUTE TIME PERIOD AFTER YOU INSERT THAT CARD" :13 )) TOM GORUP WITH ROOK SECURITY IN FISHERS SAYS THE SCAMMER'S TECHNIQUE IS SIMPLE INSERT A SMALL DEVICE INTO AN ATM OR CARD SCANNER

AND IN SECONDS THEY HAVE YOUR INFORMATION AND MONEY THE PRIME TARGETS ATMS AND GAS STATIONS ((NATS)) HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE GETTING SHIMMED? ((TOM GORUP / : "IF YOU GO TO INSERT YOUR CARD INTO THE ATM OR OPINT OF SALES SYSTEM AND IT FEELS KIND OF TIGHT, AND IT DOESN'T FEEL RIGHT, GO AHEAD AND PULL IT OUT DON'T FINISH THAT TRANSACTION" :10 )) GORUP SAYS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

USE CREDIT CARDS NOT DEBIT CARDS BECAUSE CREDIT CARDS ARE USUALLY INSURED

ALSO, USE A TAP AND PAY SET UP LIKE GOOGLE WALLET OR APPLE PAY PEOPLE I CAUGHT UP WITH TODAY SAY THEY ARE JUST PREPARING FOR WHATEVER THE HACKERS COME UP WITH NEXT (( MATT DINWIDDIE/ : "OBVIOUSLY, IT MAKES YOU CONCERNED FOR WHAT'S COMING NEXT I'M PROBABLY GOING TO HAVE TO GET ANOTHER NEW CARD THEN SIX MONTHS I'LL GET ANOTHER NEW CARD

WHO KNOWS, IT WILL BE AN ENDLESS GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE" :12 )) (JENNY DREASLER) OF COURSE, GORUP SAYS THE EASIEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF — CARRY CASH TO GET SOME AT THE BANK, GO INSIDE AND SPEAK WITH A TELLER INSTEAD OF USING AN A-T-M JENNY DREASLER, 24 HOUR NEWS 8 (MIKE) IN CRIME WATCH 8 BEECH GROVE POLICE

LOOKING FOR A MAN