In 2016, 91 percent of the U.S. population had health insurance coverage which means at a given time, any person will be effected in the event of a healthcare data breach. How it affects individuals may differ case by case perspective, but its impact to affected people and healthcare institutions are far from mild. In our latest research paper titled Cybercrime and other Threats faced by Healthcare industry, we look at the other side of a healthcare data breach and trace back what happens to electronic health records (EHR) after they are stolen.Read More
Most point-of-sale (PoS) threats follow a common process: dump, scrape, store, exfiltrate. FastPOS (initially detected by Trend Micro as TSPY_FASTPOS.SMZTDA) was different with the way it removed a middleman and went straight from stealing credit card data to directly exfiltrating them to its command and control (C&C) servers.
FastPOS was true to its moniker—pilfer data as fast as possible, as much as it can, even at the expense of stealth. The malware is a reflection of how PoS threats, though no longer novel, are increasingly used against businesses and their customers. As such, FastPOS’s update does not come as a surprise—in time for the oncoming retail season to boot.Read More
Social media has affected business organizations in many different ways through the years and these effects caused the development of a rather complicated relationship between the two. Social media has proven to be an effective marketing tool for businesses. Data collected last year from Fortune’s Global 100 revealed that more than 50 percent of the…Read More
Nowadays, hardware have become so cheap that cybercriminals can easily reproduce fake point-of-sale (POS) devices that can be used to skim data from credit and debit cards. In an underground forum, a certain “Nikkon” has posted a fake POS device with flash memory for sale. The device is notably identical to a normal-looking POS terminal….Read More
This is the second part of our two-part blog series on Operation Black Atlas. The first blog entry is entitled, Operation Black Atlas Endangers In-Store Card Payments and SMBs Worldwide; Switches between BlackPOS and Other Tools. Operation Black Atlas has already spread to a multi-state healthcare provider, dental clinics, a machine manufacturer, a technology company…Read More