[ISN] Two coders closely tied to Target-related malware

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9245568/Two_coders_closely_tied_to_Target_related_malware By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service January 20, 2014 A Los Angeles security company has named a second individual living in Eastern Europe whom they suspect coded malicious software that was modified and used against Target. The information comes from an analysis of “cyberprints,” or a collection of data and postings on underground password-protected forums where stolen card data and malware are sold, said Dan Clements, IntelCrawler’s president, in a phone interview Monday. IntelCrawler named a 17-year-old Russian teenager on Friday it suspects created the Kaptoxa malware, also known as BlackPOS, which intercepts unencrypted payment card details just after a card is swiped at a point-of-sale terminal. On Monday, it revised the post and named a second individual. Clements said the revised post reflects new information that indicates the two individuals used the same nickname, “ree4,” in forum postings dating back to March 2013. […]




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