“DEXTER MALWARE” A new threat in Kenya banking sector

Even though the malware was discovered in December 2012 (Visa Security Alert, 2012), Dexter is causing havoc for bank and point of sale terminals in South Africa, “Secure Data Africa chief technology officer Wayne Olsen says consumers should still be concerned as it is a “well-known fact” that over the festive season there is a marked increase in malware and virus attacks by criminals seeking financial gain.

South Africa’s banks suffered tens of millions of rand worth in losses due to a major breach of customer card data by criminal syndicates that infected electronic point-of-sale (POS) terminals using a variant of the Trojan horse malicious software called Dexter (techcentral.co.za, 5 November 2013). Continue reading “DEXTER MALWARE” A new threat in Kenya banking sector