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Infections of the point-of-sale malware, known as “Backoff,” jumped 57% from August through early September and then another 27% in September, according to a report released this week by the security company Damballa.

“Backoff” is designed to secretly steal online banking credentials by scraping computers’ RAMs for leftover credit card data after a payment card is swiped, according to Ankit Anubhav, a research scientist at McAfee Labs, an Intel Corp. company.

By recording a victim’s keystrokes, “Backoff” enables the attacker to gain specific login information, an important function as banking credentials are generally case sensitive, Anubhav said.

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