Is there malware lurking in your ATM?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Sophos Principal Virus Research Vanja Svacjer has posted a fascinating blog today about his discovery of malware which appears to target Diebold cash machines.

You can read the full details in Vanja’s blog post, but I thought it might be a good idea to explain what we’re talking about here.

Firstly, this malware entered our labs in the last week. Like most of the malware we see these days, we didn’t do an indepth analysis of it. To be honest, it’s not necessary to look that deeply into most malware to develop reliable protection against it.

It was only when Vanja heard murmurings from a friend of his about ATM-infecting malware that he hunted through recent samples submitted to our labs to see if he could find any evidence. Searching through recently received samples, Vanja came across some code that had been delivered to us and other security companies via an anonymous virus…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.