02. January 2010 · Comments Off on RAM Scraping – new attack vector · Categories: Malware · Tags: , ,

RAM Scraping is a new type of malware being tracked by the security forensics team at Verizon Business. Good article describing it here.

RAM Scraping attacks were first seen targeting Point-of-Sales terminals as a way to get credit card information. However, as users increase the use of password managers to mitigate the risks of phishing and keyloggers, I can see RAM Scraping attacks increasing in popularity.