Point-of-Sales (POS) malware impacts credit card processing and is designed to hide in a stealth-like manner to capture sensitive information that can be used for fraudulent purposes. Everyone should take utmost care when using credit & debit cards both online and regular purchases as well. 

https://www.damballa.com/q3-state-infections-report-reveals-57-increase-backoff-malware-august-september/

http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/backoff-pos-malware-boomed-in-q3/d/d-id/1316957

 

The security firm Damballa detected a 57% increase in infections of the notorious Backoff malware from August to September.

Try as they might, retailers don’t seem to be able to get the Backoff malware to actually back off.

According to a new report from the security firm Damballa, detections of the notorious point-of-sale (PoS) malware jumped 57% from August to September. During the month of September alone, Backoff infections increased 27%.

This year, the Secret Service estimated that as many as 1,000 US businesses may be infected by the malware. That list of impacted businesses features some big names, including United Parcel Service (UPS) and Dairy Queen.