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A new breed of point-of-sale malware has been found in several recent attacks, and experts say that the tool, known as Backoff, has extensive data stealing and exfiltration capabilities, including keylogging, memory scraping and injection into running processes.
The botnet particularly targeted poorly implemented remote desktop protocol setups that were storing payment card information.
A popular point of sale vendor may have suffered a data breach earlier this year that could affect the customers of a handful of restaurants.
AT&T has notified some of its mobile customers that employees of one of its contractors accessed some customer information, including birth dates and Social Security numbers, in an effort to generate codes that could be used to unlock devices. The company did not specify how many customers were affected by the breach, and it doesn’t appear[…]
A hacker group is demanding a €30,000 ransom payment after compromising systems belonging to Domino’s in France and Belgium and stealing 600,000 customer records.
Malware capable of infecting point-of-sale devices once was a novelty, but it’s quickly becoming more common. Researchers at Arbor Networks have unearthed a new strain of PoS malware called Soraya that can scrape memory and has the ability to intercept information sent from Web forms, a specialty of the Zeus malware family. Soraya also has[…]
Monsanto has disclosed a data breach that involved the personal information of customers and employees of its Precision Planting subsidiary.
San Diego State University has notified some of its current and former enrollees that some of their personal information may have been accessed by unauthorized users.
Streaming music service Spotify reported a breach of its systems and data, and said updates will be limited to only its Android application.