Computer Trojan horse steals credit card details from hotel reception software

A remote access Trojan horse (RAT) that targets hotel point-of-sale software is being advertised on underground forums

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  Security

The fact that the RAT's creator decided to target the hospitality industry is consistent with a recently observed change in the focus of cybercriminals -- an expansion from online banking attacks to attacks against PoS systems.

"I think the main reason for this shift, or diversification, is the fact that POS machines, and some business machines serve as 'mini repositories' where information about many victims can be collected at once," Klein said via email. "This is in contrast with consumer machines which typically expose one or two accounts."

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