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Backoff PoS malware impacts more than 1,000 businesses


Softpedia - (International) The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory August 22 encouraging retailers to evaluate their payment systems to determine if their assets may be vulnerable or compromised by a recently discovered point of sale (PoS) malware dubbed BackOff which is believed to have affected over 1,000 businesses since October 2013. The malware was recently leveraged to attack United Parcel Service (UPS) systems in 51 locations across the U.S.


Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at:

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:21:27