Trojan steals credit card data from hotel reception software
A remote access computer Trojan (RAT) designed to steal credit card details from hotel point-of-sale (PoS) applications is being sold on the underground forums, researchers from security firm Trusteer said in a blog post on Wednesday.
Trusteer security researchers found an advertisement on a black market forum for a custom RAT designed to infect hotel front desk computers and steal customer credit card and billing information.
The seller was offering the computer Trojan, together with instructions on how to trick hotel front desk managers into installing it on their computers, for US$280. The seller also claimed that the malware won't be detected by any antivirus program when it's delivered to the buyer. Malware writers often repackage their malicious installers with new algorithms in order to evade signature-based antivirus detection, said Bogdan Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst at antivirus vendor BitDefender.
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