5 Dec 2013

Point-of-sale malware infections on the rise, researchers warn

Author: slavernmilesr | Filed under: News

New attack campaigns have infected point-of-sale (PoS) systems around the world with sophisticated malware designed to steal payment card and transaction data. Researchers from security firm Arbor Networks found two servers that were used to collect data stolen from PoS systems by variants of the Dexter malware and a similar threat called Project Hook. Dexter and Project Hook are designed to steal Track 1 and Track 2 information written on the magnetic stripes of payment cards when transactions are processed on the infected PoS terminals.

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Point-of-sale malware infections on the rise, researchers warn

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