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The unfortunate reality is that these “successes” illustrate that the traditional security products being used today cannot stop the new generation of targeted attacks that include advanced malware. Over the past year or so the leading security vendors have been acknowledging their inability to stop malware from getting into your systems – even claiming that “AV is dead”. As a means to keep revenue coming in, they are now pushing companies to buy new security analytics software from them based on the idea that if they can’t stop the attack they may be able to help discover the breach sooner than later as a means to minimize the loss. Sorry, but "less" data loss is still data loss! Do we really have to give up the battle to stop malware before it does damage?
No. Do not give up the fight against malware. With the right technology, it is possible to identify and stop malware from penetrating your defenses and stealing your data. A white paper recently written by expert malware researchers analyzes this new generation of memory scraping malware by looking at the most prominent one used in some recent history-making attacks. This memory scraping malware, Backoff, can be stopped, even if it has gotten past the perimeter defenses and is trying to get the credit card data in the memory of the PC. The white paper does a deep analysis of the stages that Backoff uses to penetrate, install, run, hide, steal (scrape) the data, move it out of the PoS and repeat.
Download the Backoff White Paper - How does it work and how can you stop it