automatic teller machine

noun

Definition of automatic teller machine

: atm

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Recent Examples on the Web Hackers widely believed to work for North Korea’s hermit government have developed a new strain of malware that steals data used at automatic teller machines in India, researchers from Kaspersky Lab said on Monday. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Busy North Korean hackers have new malware to target ATMs," 23 Sep. 2019 Andariel was accused of hacking automatic teller machines to withdraw cash or to steal customer data to sell on the black market. Washington Post, "U.S. imposes sanctions on North Korean hackers accused in Sony attack, dozens of other incidents," 13 Sep. 2019 A few years ago, economist James Bessen documented a similar phenomenon following the invention of automatic teller machines. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Self-driving cars will destroy a lot of jobs—they’ll also create a lot," 24 Aug. 2018 The woman withdrew $2,160 from the automatic teller machine, gave it to the man and deposited his checks in her account. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale police blotter: Woman conned out of $2,160 with phony checks," 14 June 2018 On June 27, 1967, a Barclays bank in Enfield, London, debuted what is widely regarded as the first automatic teller machine, or ATM. Carolina A. Miranda, The Atlantic, "The Unbearable Awkwardness of Automation," 13 June 2018 Also the automatic teller machines were disgusting. Dave Barry, miamiherald, "Classic '98: Funny money," 3 June 2018

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“Automatic teller machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/automatic%20teller%20machine. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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