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Fraud Botnet Controls Sales Terminals

Ah, the humanity. ArsTechnica reports that researchers came across a proper botnet that controls 31 Point Of Sales (POS) servers with an unknown number of actual sales terminals connected to them. The botnet is operational, i.e., it is running and collecting the credit card data. The data is transmitted during idle times in an encrypted form to the command center. The software running the botnet is apparently available for sale worldwide in the black market. There is another report by Arbor Netowrks that follows the widespread attack campaign mostly in Asia. So much for credit card security…

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