It is believed that the same group responsible for the Home Depot breaches may in fact be related to the increase in the number of these devices being discovered.
Cash machines pay out after USB module gets a call from a Galaxy S4 (Originally Reported by Krebs)Location: UK
Carders have jackpotted an ATM by inserting a circuit board into the USB ports of an ATM, tricking it into spitting out cash.
The technique was thought to have emulated the cash dispenser of the ATM so the brains of the machine thought everything was normal, buying additional time for the brazen crooks to make off with the cash.
Additional Details and Reports:
NCR puts out notice to customers alerting them to be vigilant with this issue 1/6/2015 - This appears to be what alerted Krebs to the issue that he initially reported on
NCR reports black boxing being heavily utilized by criminals in Mexico 1/8/2015
SLC Security obtains independent report of organized criminal activity related in UK, Mexico and Canada via our clients and financial service partners of issues related to black boxing 1/8/2015
SLC Security noted Twitter activity of bragging of successful attacks 1/8/2015 - It is believed that plans and code are being sold to build boxing devices.