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

http://news.techworld.com/security/3492433/point-of-sale-malware-infections-on-the-rise-researchers-warn/ By Lucian Constantin Techworld.com 05 December 2013 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. Attackers can use this information to clone the cards. The servers found by Arbor Networks were active at the beginning of November and the data found on them suggests that the Dexter campaign mainly infected systems in Eastern Hemisphere countries. The Project Hook malware infected PoS systems mostly in the U.S. and Europe. […]