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New Point-of-Sale Trojan Steals Credit Card Data

April 02, 2015  Malware News

A new point-of-sale (PoS) Trojan, aptly named PoSeidon by researchers from the Cisco's Security Solutions team who discovered the malware, scans the RAM of PoS terminals looking for credit card numbers and keystrokes in order to steal the information. Reportedly consisting of three basic components, PoSeidon invades with a keylogger that records keystrokes; a loader that maintains the malware across system reboots; and a memory scraper that searches for unencrypted strings of credit card data. Unique to PoSeidon is that it communicates directly with external services, keeping itself updated with the latest information.

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