Just in time for last minute Christmas shopping comes malware designed to infect POS machines and record any PIN and credit card information stored on the machine. The US, the UK, and Canada are all affected with the US accounting for almost a third of the current infections. Instead of using RDP vulnerabilities this particular piece of malware will install its self on any networked machine that is running POS software and it copies the memory of that machine to a server which then parses the information and gives the crooks the ability to clone any credit cards that were used on that machine recently. Scare yourself by reading more about Dexter at The Register.
"You could be getting more than you bargained for when you swipe your credit card this holiday shopping season, thanks to new malware that can skim credit card info from compromised point-of-sale (POS) systems.
First spotted by security firm Seculert, the malware dubbed "Dexter" is believed to have infected hundreds of POS systems in 40 countries worldwide in recent months. Companies targeted include retailers, hotel chains, restaurants, and private parking provider"
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- DSLR trick lets you change focus after taking the picture @ Hack a Day
- Embedded Linux Distros Follow Yocto Project Lead @ Linux.com
- Rooting your AT&T U-verse modem @ Hack a Day
- Interview with Antec's Barry Loynes @ HardwareHeaven
- Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 50 V2.0 Review @ Custom PC Review
- Spammers Make Fun of Microsoft Windows 8 @ NGOHQ
- Startup Launches Open Wi-Fi, Challenging ISPs @ Slashdot
- Is this the sleek new BlackBerry mobe that will save RIM jobs? @ The Register
- Worldwide Gmail crash was due to Google Sync bug @ The Register
- EpicGear & Thortech Competition – WIN WIN! @ Kitguru
- Have a Black Edition Christmas with AMD – win FX8350′s @ Kitguru