I was within the official source to spot the 23-year-old teenager who developed the BlackPOS malware thanks to the revelations made by Cyber Intelligence firm IntelCrawler.
The author of BlackPOS was known as “ree” in the underground market, researchers at IntelCrawler in a first analysis identified SergeyTarasov, but after further investigation they found the right person, a 23-year-old young hacker named Rinat Shabayev that has probably collaborated with Sergey Taraspov, who provided him technical support for the designing of the malicious code.
In the previous reports of Cyber Intelligence firm ‘IntelCrawler‘ named SergeyTarasov, a 17-year-old teenager behind the nickname “ree ”, as the development of Black POS malware, according the investigation the malicious code was used to infect systems at Target and probably also at Neiman Marcus, two of the biggest US retailers.
The figured related to the Target data breach are disturbing, Credit-Debit cards and personal information belonging to nearly 110 million consumers are at risk.
It seems that Rinat Shabayev, aka ree, and the teen,Sergey Taraspov have collaborated to design the BlackPOS Malware, but they aren’t responsible for the data theft at the Target retailer, according the investigation they developed the malicious agent to sell it to other criminal gangs based in Eastern Europe.
“There is a ready program, I took and wrote to her addition to the data saved in the file and the server failed. It was originally planned to sell the program, most do not use it. And the idea was shared with another person. The program is designed for grabbing data. That is, rather, to copy the credit card data – told Shabayev. – I do not know why this name – “kartohu.” We took this program “kartohu” and finish the addition to it. Online cooperation offered by this program, but I did not want to cooperate, just gave the program and all. If you use this software with malicious intent, you can earn good, but it is illegal. So I do not want to do it, just wrote for sale, not to use it yourself, and let people enjoy it, and they will all conscience.” is the translation from the Russian channel.