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BrutPOS Botnet Scans for Weakly Protected RDP Servers

10
Jul
2014

Reports from security researchers show that an army of thousands of infected computers is used by cybercriminals to detect point-of-sale (POS) terminals that are accessed via the remote desktop protocol (RDP) with credentials that can be cracked through brute-force attacks.Earlier today, security company IntelCrawler presented a report showing that cyber-crooks compromised computers that were used to scan for specific IP ranges in an attempt to find POS software that can be accessed through RD…

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