Nashville, Tennessee-based hotel, Hutton Hotel, recently announced that they have been affected by a serious point-of-sale (POS) security breach that impacted all their customers that used credit or debit cards at the hotel since September 2012. The malware was able to obtain information, such as names, credit and debit card numbers, expiration dates and verification codes of guests who paid or placed a reservation, and guests who made purchases at on-site food and beverage outlets may also have been affected. Typically, POS malware infection goes undetected for a year or two, but at Hutton Hotel, it was able to stay hidden for over 3 years.
Hutton Hotel is notifying guests that are impacted by the breach of the security incident.
Mokes is a cross-platform backdoor Trojan that specializes in spying capabilities, such as capturing audio, video and taking screenshots every 30 seconds from a victim’s machine. It was known that Mokes affected Linux and Windows operating systems, but researchers have recently confirmed that a Mac variant exists, and that it has additional capabilities, such as monitoring removable storage and file systems for Office documents - .docx, .doc, .xlsx, and .xls files. Once the attacker has infected Mac devises, he can send commands to the Trojan to execute several actions.
The number of malware targeting Linux and Mac systems have increased over the last several months.
References: Data-Stealing Mac OS X Backdoor Uncovered | What's Behind Backdoor #3? Mac Version of Mokes Malware Follows Linux, Windows Variants | Trifecta Complete: Linux and Windows Backdoor Has a Mac Version as Well
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