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Russian teen was author of malware behind Target, Neiman Marcus, other attacks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2014 7:34 User comments (8)

Russian teen was author of malware behind Target, Neiman Marcus, other attacks According to security firm IntelCrawler, a Russian teenager was the author of the malware that was used in attacks on Target, Neiman Marcus and other retailers that has so far revealed credit, debit card and other personal information on over 70 million customers.
The report states that the teen has sold over 60 versions of the software to cyber criminals, suggesting more attacks are on the horizon.

Allegedly, the 17-year-old is based in St. Petersburg and has a reputation for his malicious code programming skills

Dubbed BlackPOS, the software was sold by the teen and then run by numerous attackers who "entered retailers' systems by trying several easy passwords to access the registers remotely."

Even worse, the point-of-sale servers do not appear to have restrictions for many large retailers, possibly allowing easy access to back-office servers.

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8 user comments

120.1.2014 8:51

Bury the sucker. These people should spend life in prison, teenager or no teenager.

220.1.2014 10:06

Originally posted by gnovak1:
Bury the sucker. These people should spend life in prison, teenager or no teenager.
think the government should hire him/her or a software developer should hire him/her.

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320.1.2014 17:18

A script kiddie......I knew it.

421.1.2014 12:41

Originally posted by gnovak1:
Bury the sucker. These people should spend life in prison, teenager or no teenager.
Agreed!

Either that or just TURN HIM!

522.1.2014 1:51

Government will never turn a "Black Hat" they lack the morals of our society's productive citizens, they can try to flip him but I guarantee when he goes Rouge it will be the same people who all the sudden changed their minds and pointing the finger asking why they would hire him in the first place.

622.1.2014 8:12

Originally posted by Menion:
Government will never turn a "Black Hat" they lack the morals of our society's productive citizens, they can try to flip him but I guarantee when he goes Rouge it will be the same people who all the sudden changed their minds and pointing the finger asking why they would hire him in the first place.
Sounds very "James Bondian".

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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722.1.2014 12:21

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Menion:
Government will never turn a "Black Hat" they lack the morals of our society's productive citizens, they can try to flip him but I guarantee when he goes Rouge it will be the same people who all the sudden changed their minds and pointing the finger asking why they would hire him in the first place.
Sounds very "James Bondian".
Naw.......Bourne Identityish

86.2.2014 9:28

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by Menion:
Government will never turn a "Black Hat" they lack the morals of our society's productive citizens, they can try to flip him but I guarantee when he goes Rouge it will be the same people who all the sudden changed their minds and pointing the finger asking why they would hire him in the first place.
Sounds very "James Bondian".
Naw.......Bourne Identityish
I think more Austin Powerian...

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