Memory scraping malware targets Oracle Micros point-of-sale customers
A new malware program designed to steal payment card details from point-of-sale (PoS) systems is targeting businesses using Oracle Micros products.
Micros, which was acquired by Oracle last year, develops front and back office customer service systems that are popular in the hospitality, food and retail industries. Its technology is used at over 330,000 customer sites in 180 countries, according to the company.
Security researchers from antivirus firm Trend Micro recently came across a highly configurable memory scraping malware program that they dubbed MalumPoS.
This kind of program monitors the memory of other processes for payment card track data—the information that’s encoded on the magnetic stripe of payment cards and which can be used to clone them.