[ISN] ‘Most complex malware ever’: Security experts smash system that stole cash from millions

www.rt.com/news/323641-modpos-complex-cash-malware/ RT.com 27 Nov, 2015 Security experts have exposed a cash register malware of previously unseen complexity and secretiveness. It is unknown who created the virus and profited from it, but it has been stealing personal data for years, affecting millions of people. Malware, or ‘malicious software’, is software that is used to disrupt computer systems or gather secret or sensitive information from them. The malware in question, dubbed ModPOS (for Modular Point Of Sale), has been exposed by security experts from cyber intel firm iSight, who say they’ve seen nothing like it in eight years of exploring malicious point-of-sale (POS) software. It took three weeks of constant work for the researchers to perform reverse engineering of the ‘scumware’, compared to the no more than half an hour usually needed to crack most POS malware. […]