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Title    New MagikPOS Malware Targets Point-of-Sale Systems in US & Canada
Date    Monday March 20, @08:42PM
Author    charon
Topic   
from the for-all-your-POS-theft-needs dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/03/20/0351223

Fnord666 writes:

Security vendor Trend Micro Friday has warned of a new type of point-of-sale (PoS) malware that is being used to attack PoS systems belonging to businesses in the US and Canada.

The malware, which Trend Micro has dubbed MajikPOS, was first spotted infecting PoS systems the last week of January and has been used to steal data on at least 23,400 credit cards, Trend Micro said in an alert.

Trend Micro researchers describe MajikPOS as malware that is similar in purpose to other recent POS data stealing tools, such as FastPOS and ModPOS, but different from them in the manner in which it deploys.

"The attackers are mapping out victims with relatively generic tools ahead of time," says Jon Clay, Trend Micro's global threat communications manager.

[...] Once potential victims are identified, the attackers use a pair of executables to run the attack — an implant and a scraper for getting the card numbers. The approach ensures that if the initial stage of an attack fails, the core malware itself is not compromised, Clay says.

The method of attack indicates that the operators of MajikPOS have taken active precautions to mitigate the possibility of their malware being screened for and detected. This suggests that the operators of MajikPOS are also the authors the malware, Clay says.

Source: http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/new-magikpos-malware-targets-point-of-sale-systems-in-us-and-canada-/d/d-id/1328434?


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  1. "Fnord666" - https://soylentnews.org/~Fnord666/
  2. "said in an alert" - http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/majikpos-combines-pos-malware-and-rats/
  3. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=19185

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