Payment TerminalsThe new virus is similar to the previously known malware Dexter, but surpasses its predecessor in terms of functionality.

McAfee is found in one of the underground Russian forums about selling a Trojan to steal credit card data users POS-terminals.

Malicious program called vSkimmer, and can work together with the connected POS-terminals readers of bank cards, reading them with additional data. The virus also infects the operating system Windows, which is operated devices connected to the reader. All stolen vSkimmer data is sent to a remote server.

Presumably, the new virus is similar to the previously known malware Dexter, but surpasses its predecessor in terms of functionality.

In McAfee noted that the botnet vSkimmer «particularly interesting in that its purpose becomes POS-terminals running Windows». Continue reading