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Malware – Ploutus ATM malware

 Symantec shares an overview of Ploutus ATM malware currently found in Mexico and may be spreading to other areas

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/backdoorploutus-reloaded-ploutus-leaves-mexico

QUOTE; A malicious software program found in ATMs in Mexico has been improved and translated into English, which suggests it may be used elsewhere, according to security vendor Symantec. Two versions of the malware, called Ploutus, have been discovered, both of which are engineered to empty a certain type of ATM, which Symantec has not identified. In contrast to most malware, Ploutus is installed the old-fashioned way: by inserting a CD boot disk into the innards of an ATM machine running Microsoft Windows. The installation method suggests that cybercriminals are targeting standalone ATMs where access is easier. On September 4, 2013, we were the first to discover and add detections for a new malware targeting ATMs named Backdoor.Ploutus, as reported by our Rapid Release Definitions. Recently, we identified a new variant of this threat and realized that it has been improved and translated into English, suggesting that the ATM software is now being used in other countries

 

 

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