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Buy Candy, Lose Your Credit Card

In a session titled "Buy Candy, Lose Your Credit Card—Investigating POS RAM Scraping Malware" late last month at the RSA Conference, Chester Wisniewski, senior security advisor at Sophos, detailed the current risk landscape for retail malware.

In an interview with eWEEK, Wisniewski noted that when he submitted his topic to the RSA Conference in June 2013, it was well before the disclosures by Target and Neiman Marcus about data breaches. Target first revealed it was the victim of a data breach Dec. 19 and Neiman Marcus disclosed its breach Jan. 13.

Wisniewski said that while the Target and Neiman Marcus breaches have increased the interest in retail malware, including RAM scrapers, the issue has been ongoing for the last several years.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
RAM Scrapper POS Malware Plaguing U.S. Retailers for Years

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.