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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Point of Sale equipment targetted by hacking malware

A security firm has found that point of sale equipment around the world has been targetted by malware to skim off credit card numbers, a deeply embedded security attack.
"Custom-made malware that has been used over the past 2-3 months to infect hundreds POS systems," said the Seculert Blog: Dexter - Draining blood out of Point of Sales. "Some of the targeted POS systems include big-name retailers, hotels, restaurants and even private parking providers. The name Dexter comes from a string found in one of the malware related files and its Track 1 / Track 2 online parsing tool "
Over 30 percent of the targeted POS systems were using Windows Servers, which may acocunt for how this is happening.

By Nick Flaherty