In addition to seeing more than a few products and ideas during Black Hat and DEF CON we also had the chance to see something really cool from the team at Trustwave. This was not a product, but a chance to see the back end of the command and control servers for a new and improved version of the RIG exploit kit. To say that what they showed was impressive is an understatement.

Black Hat 2014 Las Vegas, NV – Today we had the chance to talk with Karl Sigler, Threat Intelligence Manager at Trustwave who walked us through the latest version of Backoff. For those of you that do not know Backoff is a new threat that targets POS systems through remote desktop or other remote access systems. The vector of attack is very simple, port scan for common RDP ports, perform a basic dictionary attack on any systems found, deposit the malware and cash in on the credit card information that flows through.