In Break From Usual, Threat Actors Use RAT To Steal POS Data

Jai Vijayan reports:

Memory-scraping tools that surreptitiously copy and export data from running processes have pretty much been the only malware that threat actors have used in recent years to steal credit and debit card data from Point-of-Sale (POS) systems. But that doesn’t mean that other options don’t exist.

Security vendor SecureWorks this week said it recently uncovered one incident of payment card theft involving the use of the NetWire Remote Access Trojan (RAT), a multi-platform remote access tool that has been around since at least 2012.

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