Emerald Business Systems Blog


Attack Of The RAM Scrapers

Posted in PCI,POS,Restaurant by ebs4pos on December 20, 2009

The inclusion of RAM scrapers in a recent Verizon Business list of the top data breach attack vectors has prompted a bit of buzz about what exactly RAM scraping is and how much of a threat it poses.

A RAM scraper as identified in the Verizon Business Data Breach Investigation report is a piece of customized malware created to grab credit card, PIN, and other confidential information out of a system’s volatile memory. The RAM-scraping breaches in Verizon’s report occurred in point-of-sale (POS) servers.

RAM scraping is not really what’s new, but what Verizon flagged as the emergent threat trend is RAM scraping in POS devices.

via Attack Of The RAM Scrapers – DarkReading.

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