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PoSeidon: a new malware for PoS

03/20/2015

Cisco has published the details of a new malware aimed at exfiltrating information from Points of Sale (PoS). Being based on the same techniques as Zeus, this new malware has been named PoSeidon.

PoSeidon integrates a first component, the Loader, which ensures the malware's persistence and communicates with the C&C, who indicates PoSeidon how to obtain a second component, FindStr. In turn, FindStr acts as keylogger and, when credit card numbers are identified, these numbers are sent to an exfiltration server along with the recorded keystrokes.