Attackers exploit remote access tools to compromise retail systems
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Computerworld - Malicious hackers are taking advantage of commonly used enterprise remote access tools to break into retail point-of-sale (POS) systems and plant malware on them, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned Thursday.
In an advisory prepared jointly with the U.S. Secret Service, DHS said it has learned of attackers using publicly available scanning tools to locate businesses that use remote desktop applications. Such applications, from companies like Microsoft, Apple and LogMeIn allow workers, business partners, vendors and other third parties to access enterprise systems remotely.