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[ISN] Russian Trojan blamed for credit card losses at US diner

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Fri Sep 03 2010 - 06:28:22 GMT

By John E Dunn
01 September 10

Hundreds of lunchtime customers of a diner in the US city of Memphis are
believed to have had funds stolen from their debit and credit cards
after PCs at the venue became infected with malware.

Large numbers of customers reported having had funds taken after using
Jason’s Deli in recent weeks, which prompted an investigation by the US
Secret Service, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

After establishing that staff were not involved, police discovered that
a computer system used by to verify credit cards had been infected with
unidentified new-variant malware, which had logged and forwarded the
data to criminals believed to be in Russia.

“The computers received a virus that was unknown before this event,”
said Special Agent Rick Harlow of the US Secret Service in a news
conference. “No antivirus program that we ran against it found it,” he


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