[ISN] Hackers put security tool that finds payment card data into their arsenal

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248693/Hackers_put_security_tool_that_finds_payment_card_data_into_their_arsenal By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service May 30, 2014 Like a crowbar, security software tools can be used for good and evil. Bootleg versions of a powerful tool called “Card Recon” from Ground Labs, which searches for payment card data stored in the nooks and crannies of networks, have been appropriated by cybercriminals. This month, the security companies Trend Micro and Arbor Networks published research into point-of-sale malware, which has been blamed for data breaches at retailers such as Target and Neiman Marcus, sparking concerns over the security of consumer data. Both companies found that unauthorized copies of Card Recon had been incorporated into a malware program and a toolkit designed for finding and attacking POS terminals. […]




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