Roughly 1,000 retail companies have been impacted by the Backoff point-of-sale malware with costs related to data breaches totaling more than $150 million, according to a recent eWEEK article. If your organization relies on point-of-sale terminals, the best approach is to assume that your systems are already compromised and to look for malicious activity within your network.
Why ExtraHop's Solution Is Unique
The ExtraHop solution for detecting Backoff malware can be implemented in minutes, requires no agents, and will not affect production systems apart from the ExtraHop appliance. Moreover, once Backoff activity is identified, the ExtraHop platform provides an excellent source of data for forensic investigation, enabling you to understand the context of the infiltration, including which systems are involved and what data was targeted for exfiltration.
For these reasons, the ExtraHop platform is an excellent complement to traditional methods of detecting malware such as Backoff, namely, antimalware software running on end points and inline intrusion detection systems (IDS) that rely on vendor-provided malware signatures.
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