Dexter (malware)

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Dexter is a computer virus which infects computers running Microsoft Windows and was discovered by IT security firm Seculert, in December 2012. It infects PoS systems worldwide.[1]

In December 2013, researchers discovered StarDust, a major revision of Dexter, which compromised 20,000 cards in active campaign hitting US merchants.[2] It was one of the first known botnets to target point-of-sale (PoS) terminals used by stores and restaurants to process customers' credit and debit card payments.[2]

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  1. ^ "Dexter malware infects point-of-sale systems worldwide, researchers say - CSO Online - Security and Risk". CSO Online. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-17. 
  2. ^ a b Dan Goodin (December 4, 2013). "Credit card fraud comes of age with advances in point-of-sale botnets". Ars Technica. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 

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