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New payment card malware hard to detect and remove

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    FireEye says it has discovered a type of malware designed to steal payment card data that can be very difficult to detect and remove.

    The cybercriminal group behind the malware, which FireEye nicknamed "FIN1," is suspected of being in Russia and has been known to target financial institutions.

    The malware, which FIN1 calls Nemesis, infected an organization that processes financial transactions, which FireEye did not identify.

    Payment card data is highly sought after by cybercriminals, who have in recent years targeted very large organizations that handle card data. Target, Home Depot and many others have reported large data breaches over the years. Some payment processors were also hit.

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