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FastPOS malware instantly delivers stolen credit card data

06
Jun
2016
FastPOS malware instantly delivers stolen credit card data

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Cyber-criminals must be feeling the need for speed by brewing up a new point-of-sale (POS) malware family called FastPOS that is much faster at snatching and disseminating stolen credit card information.

FastPOS was discovered by Trend Micro researchers, who have also given it the fancier moniker TSPY_FASTPOS.SMZTDA, differs from other POS malware by immediately transferring the stolen credit card data back to the command and control server. Traditionally, the payment card info is stored locally and then forwarded only periodically. This is done to help prevent detection.

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