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Memory Scraping Detection Options for a Secure Enterprise

You’ve probably heard of RAM scrapers, even though they claim to be a new type of attack. They have been around for many years, but information about them are just starting to surface. Memory scraping can pose a serious threat to company security, so it is important to know what it is and what you can do to find it and defend against it.

At Comodo, we take your computer security seriously and have come up with many products that can help.

What It Does

A RAM scraper is designed to capture (steal) data from your random access memory (RAM) within the POS or computer system. They are primarily used to take credit and debit card information and can bypass almost all security protections.

You see, once the malware is in place on the machine or network, it can inject itself into the running processes to hide until it’s time to be used. It can also directly execute on the machines. Once it is in the system, it can be used to read:

  • Passwords
  • Encryption Keys
  • Credit Cards
  • Social Security Numbers
  • Any other data that the cybercriminal wants

Once it reads this information, it makes a copy, saves it to your system or sends it directly to the hacker using various methods.

What to Do About It

Memory scraping detection isn’t easy because the scraper is diligent and evasive and can hide for extended periods of time. However, our product can still find and remove it for you, without it causing any trouble.

Memory scraping is hard to detect and prevent because they can wait until the information is decrypted and then take it, or can steal the encryption key itself. If you’d like to learn more, contact us today.