SC Media: Hackers using tiny malware PinkKite to steal credentials from POS machines

March 16, 2018 — Hackers using tiny malware PinkKite to steal credentials from POS machines

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, comments on a report issued yesterday by SC Media disclosing that Point-of-Sale endpoints used by enterprises are now facing a new threat- PinkKite – a tiny malware less than 6k in size, with memory-scraping and data validation tools, able to steal a large number of credentials and credit card data.

Organisations can stop this latest barrage of POS malware attacks by continuous monitoring and by making sure that all patches are up to date. At the same time, implementation of multi-layered security solutions that don’t rely on static data such as credit card numbers, passwords or security questions by e-commerce firms can also help protect customers from credit card fraud once hackers have gained access to their card numbers.

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