Point-of-sale malware

A point of sale card terminal

Point-of-sale malware (POS malware) is a type of malicious software (malware) that is used by cybercriminals to target point of sale (POS) terminals with the intent to obtained credit card and debit card information by reading the device memory from the retail checkout point of sale system. POS malware is released by hackers to process and steal thousands of transaction payment data.[1] The card information which is usually encrypted and sent to the payment authorization is not encrypted by POS malware but sent to the cybercriminal.

List of POS RAM scraper malware variants

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