An initiative preventing ATM card information stealing

Saturday, 31/07/2021, 23:29 [GMT+7]

An initiative preventing ATM card information stealing

Before the situation of information stolen when customers transact at ATMs,  an officer of  BIDV Khanh Hoa branch named Duong Khoi Nguyen proposed the solution "Preventing the installation of data stealing devices at ATMs". This solution is very effective in practice.
 
In the period 2013-2018, the crime of card information and data at ATMs was very complicated. Criminals installed devices at ATMs to steal information of card users. With the responsibility of an officer in charge of ATM operations of BIDV Khanh Hoa, Duong Khoi Nguyen pondered and thought of the above solution. To steal information from ATMs, the subjects had to remove the keyboard cover to install a camera to record customers' passwords. Understanding this key point, Nguyen devised a solution to set an alarm on the branch's security department when the keyboard cover is removed. As a result, the security department will quickly determine the time and location of the ATM being attacked. This solution has been deployed on ATMs of BIDV Khanh Hoa since April 2018 and has been effective. In October 2018, at an ATM located near the Louisiane restaurant area, a foreigner had just removed the keyboard cover when the alarm system at the ATM immediately alerted the security guard's phone; therefore, criminal acts are prevented in time.
 

 

Duong Khoi Nguyen checking alarm to prevent
Duong Khoi Nguyen checking alarm to prevent data-stealing devices at an ATM
 
According to Cao The Trong - Director of BIDV Khanh Hoa, Duong Khoi Nguyen is an advanced example of the branch with many technical initiatives, in which the solution "Preventing the installation of data-stealing devices at ATMs” in 2018 was highly appreciated, contributing to ensuring security and safety in card operations against the tricks of high-tech criminals. This solution has won the first prize at the contest "Young Innovation BIDV 2018", awarded a certificate of merit by the General Director of BIDV. In addition, in 2020, Nguyen also proposed the solution "Concentrating on management and checking complaints at the branch", helping to update customer complaint handling requirements for products and services provided by the company more quickly. Thanks to this application, tellers can monitor the claims and notify customers directly. Nguyen has also received many awards such as emulation soldier at the grassroots for 3 consecutive years (2018-2020), Certificate of Merit from the Governor of the State Bank…
 
Do Trong Thao - Deputy Director of the State Bank of Khanh Hoa branch assessed that Duong Khoi Nguyen's initiative is highly useful and has been deployed at BIDV in the provinces of Khanh Hoa, Da Nang and Thai Nguyen. This initiative contributes to ensuring the safety of transactions at ATMs, protecting customers' card information against sophisticated tricks of high-tech criminals.
 
Mai Hoang
 
Translated by T.T