You can't protect your PIN from a hacked POS machine
Subject: General Tech | December 14, 2012 - 02:53 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: Malware, dexter
Just in time for last minute Christmas shopping comes malware designed to infect POS machines and record any PIN and credit card information stored on the machine. The US, the UK, and Canada are all affected with the US accounting for almost a third of the current infections. Instead of using RDP vulnerabilities this particular piece of malware will install its self on any networked machine that is running POS software and it copies the memory of that machine to a server which then parses the information and gives the crooks the ability to clone any credit cards that were used on that machine recently. Scare yourself by reading more about Dexter at The Register.
"You could be getting more than you bargained for when you swipe your credit card this holiday shopping season, thanks to new malware that can skim credit card info from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems.
First spotted by security firm Seculert, the malware dubbed "Dexter" is believed to have infected hundreds of POS systems in 40 countries worldwide in recent months. Companies targeted include retailers, hotel chains, restaurants, and private parking provider"
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