South Africa: ATM security info a free-for-all online
July 13 2010 at 06:03PM
By Louise Flanagan
Want to know how the 200 cameras watching over Gauteng’s bank ATMs work? Just read it online on a government website.
About a year ago Gauteng set up a system of closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras to monitor ATMs to combat the bombings of the machines. There are now 195 cameras watching over 40 spots around Gauteng.
But the provincial government is giving the details away to anyone who browses online, by listing where all those cameras are stationed and the specifications of how the monitoring system works.
This could give criminals valuable information on how the system works, which spots are most vulnerable and [continue reading]