Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Russian underground vSkimmer Botnet targeting payment world

A new botnet emerged from underground and is menacing payment world, the cyber threat dubbed vSkimmer come from Russia according revelation of McAfee security firm. 
The security expert Chintan Shah wrote on a blog post that during monitoring of Russian underground forum found a discussion about a Trojan for sale that can steal credit card information from Windows PC for financial transactions and credit card payments. 

vSkimmer agent is able to detect card readers on the victim’s machine and gather all the information from the Windows machines sending it to a remote control server encrypting it (Base64).

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