Police believe they have foiled a planned malware attack on bank ATMs with the arrest of an east European man caught using forged credit cards to obtain money in Bangkok.

Police found data stolen from hundreds of US and European credit cards stored in his computer.

Police suspect him of also planning to infect bank ATMs in the country with malware.

Police also found data relevant to the use of malware for ATM hacking.

The data is similar to that used to hack some bank ATMs last year, the immigration police chief said.

SOURCE: bangkokpost.com