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Windows 7: Researchers find new point-of-sale malware called BlackPOS

30 Mar 2013   #1
A Guy

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Researchers find new point-of-sale malware called BlackPOS

A new piece of malware that infects point-of-sale (POS) systems has already been used to compromise thousands of payment cards belonging to customers of U.S. banks, according to researchers from Group-IB, a security and computer forensics company based in Russia.

POS malware is not a new type of threat, but it's increasingly used by cybercriminals, said Andrey Komarov, the head of international projects at Group-IB, Wednesday via email.

Komarov said that Group-IB's researchers have identified five different POS malware threats in the past six months. However, the most recent one, which was found earlier this month, has been investigated extensively, leading to the discovery of a command-and-control server and the identification of the cybercriminal gang behind it, he said.

A Guy

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30 Mar 2013   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

One of the reasons I don't have any swiping tech on a tablet or phone. I see people doing this in stores or with small businesses and I wonder if they have any security knowledge or idea about keeping information hidden. Not for me, when it comes to my clients payments, its cash or check and if I go credit card here in the near future it will be through a more sophisticated process than an attachment on my phone. Not to say those can't be secured with proper knowledge, but I don't trust them just yet. It seems the more tech comes out greater and ingenious is the only way to describe it, malware comes out to infect it.
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07 Apr 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

How about the new little goodie that is being use; taking a picture of a check front and back and sending it to pay for something some where.
That has got to be one of the dumbest new methods of payment I have ever heard of.
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