ACG-CYBER SECURITY BULLETIN NR 43: UNDERSTANDING THE RISK OF POINT-OF-SALE (PoS) MALWARE

The Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware named, “Backoff” has been discovered to exploit business administrator accounts remotely and exfiltrates consumer payment data. This malware can use publicly available tools, to locate businesses that use remote desktop applications such as Microsoft, Apple, Chrome, Splashtop 2 and LogMeln. Once these applications are located, cyber criminals may attempt to brute the login features of the remote desktop solution. After gaining access to the said administrator or privileged access accounts, the suspects were able to deploy the Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware and subsequently exfiltrate consumer payment data via an encrypted post request.

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