ATM jackpotting may sound a bit like a new scratch-off lottery game, but unfortunately it’s nothing of the sort. The term “ATM jackpotting” is used to describe the illegal practice in which criminals use a combination of malware and/or hardware to cause an ATM to dispense large sums of cash at will. The image comes to mind of a slot machine spitting out all of its coins when the gambler hits a winning jackpot. After years of these types of attacks in Europe and Asia, this sophisticated criminal tactic finally made its way onto United States soil during the past year. In fact, in January of this year, the U.S. Secret Service delivered a security warning to many of the nation’s leading financial institutions that these attacks were beginning to happen stateside.