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Point-of-sale malware infections on the rise, researchers warn
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 06:09:33 +0000 (UTC)
By Lucian Constantin
05 December 2013
New attack campaigns have infected point-of-sale (PoS) systems around the
world with sophisticated malware designed to steal payment card and
Researchers from security firm Arbor Networks found two servers that were
used to collect data stolen from PoS systems by variants of the Dexter
malware and a similar threat called Project Hook.
Dexter and Project Hook are designed to steal Track 1 and Track 2
information written on the magnetic stripes of payment cards when
transactions are processed on the infected PoS terminals. Attackers can
use this information to clone the cards.
The servers found by Arbor Networks were active at the beginning of
November and the data found on them suggests that the Dexter campaign
mainly infected systems in Eastern Hemisphere countries. The Project Hook
malware infected PoS systems mostly in the U.S. and Europe.
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