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23-Year-old Russian Hacker confessed to be original author of BlackPOS Malware

23-Year-old Russian Hacker confessed to be original author of BlackPOS Malware

January 21, 2014Mohit Kumar
In the previous reports of Cyber Intelligence firm ' IntelCrawler ' named Sergey Tarasov , a 17-year-old teenager behind the nickname " ree[4] ", as the developer of BlackPOS malware. BlackPOS also known as "reedum" or 'Kaptoxa' is an effective crimeware kit, used in the massive heist of possibly 110 million consumers' Credit-Debit cards, and personal information from the TARGET . Later Researchers's investigation revealed that the original coder of BlackPOS Malware was actually a 23-year-old young hacker named Rinat Shabayev and the teen, Sergey Taraspov is the incharge for the technical support department. In an interview with Russian channel ' LifeNews ', Rinat Shabayev admitted that he had developed the BlackPOS crimeware kit. He clarified that the program developed by him was not meant for any kind of data theft, instead the program was written for the security testing. He developed the malware with the he
More details about alleged 17-year-old Russian BlackPOS Malware Author released

More details about alleged 17-year-old Russian BlackPOS Malware Author released

January 20, 2014Anonymous
Security experts at IntelCrawler provided a new interesting update on BlackPOS malware author , that he forgot to delete his Social networking profile even after the last exposure from the investigators. As we have reported a few days before that the Intelligence firm IntelCrawler  has identified a 17 year old teenager, known as " Ree [4] " in the underground market, as the author of the BlackPOS /Kaptoxa malware used in the attack against Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. The teenager is not directly responsible for the Target attack, but he sold the BlackPOS to other Cyber Gangs, including the admin's of underground credit cards market places, " . rescator ", " Track2 . name ", " Privateservices.biz " and many others were his clients. Who is Ree [ 4]? IntelCrawler exposed REE [ 4]'s original profile as Sergey Taraspov,  a 17 year old Russian programmer, based in St . Petersburg and Nizhniy Novgorod (Russian Federation). Before both brea
BlackPOS Malware used in TARGET Data Breach developed by 17-Year Old Russian Hacker

BlackPOS Malware used in TARGET Data Breach developed by 17-Year Old Russian Hacker

January 17, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Holiday data breach at TARGET appeared to be part of a broad and highly sophisticated international hacking campaign against multiple retailers, involving the heist of possibly 110 million Credit-Debit cards, and personal information. Target confirmed last weekend that a malicious software was embedded in point-of-sale (POS) equipment at its checkout counters to collect secure data as the credit cards were swiped during transactions. The Malware called ' BlackPOS ' also known as " reedum " or ' Kaptoxa ' is an effective crimeware  kit, that was created in March 2013 and available in underground sites for $1800-$2000. Investigators from IntelCrawler found a 17-years old hacker who actually developed the BlackPOS crimeware kit. His nickname is ' ree4 ' and original name: ' Sergey Taraspov ' from  St . Petersburg  and  Nizhniy Novgorod ( Russian Federation). IntelCrawler's sources mentioned that the BlackPOS malware was created i
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