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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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New Trojan Targets Vulnerable Microsoft Office® Users

April 10, 2015  Malware News

Opening email attachments just got a bit more risky, especially for Microsoft Office® users working in the energy sector. Security software company Symantec® reports a new malware program named Trojan.Laziok arrives in emails and exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Office® that actually should have been patched by users back in April 2012.

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