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Latest POS Malware Attacks Are Becoming More Aggressive

Latest POS Malware Attacks Are Becoming More Aggressive (Malware and Vulnerabilities)

The malware in question is known as FastPoS. It’s modular, meaning that its creator can quickly add or subtract components that change its behavior—while making it harder for traditional endpoint protection to spot. In this instance, the author has uploaded a module that logs the keystrokes of anyone using the infected PoS terminal, as well as a scraper that can detect credit card numbers in RAM. As soon as a number is detected, the malware immediately sends the number out to its command and control servers—without even bothering to encrypt them. If the FastPoS malware author wasn’t going after small businesses, their tactics would make zero sense. Small businesses are categorically less likely to have protections, however, and therein lies the problem.

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