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Tor-enabled malware stole credit card data from PoS systems at dozens of retailers

Lucian Constantin | Feb. 3, 2014
Details of over 50,000 credit and debit cards have been stolen from 119 PoS terminals infected with a malware program called ChewBacca.

Unfortunately, implementing encryption at the point of capture — the card readers — often requires replacing the existing PoS terminals with newer ones that have the technology built in, something that not many retailers can afford or are willing to do.

 

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