NuSource and Blue Ridge integrate AppGaurd to protect ATM fleets from SUCEFUL malware

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (September 25, 2015) — Blue Ridge Networks, an established cybersecurity provider and 2014 Homeland Security Awards winner, and NuSource Financial, a leading Transaction Solutions company, use AppGuard to protect multi-vendor ATM fleets from the destructive new virus, Backdoor.ATM.Suceful, also known as SUCEFUL.

SUCEFUL is a shocking new ATM malware that is believed to still be in its development phase. The malware is designed to target cardholders, not banks, by reading a credit/debit card’s magnetic stripe or chip, controlling the malware via ATM PIN pad, and retaining or ejecting the card on demand while suppressing ATM sensors. Unlike Ploutus or Tyupkin, earlier forms of malware, SUCEFUL is designed to work on both Diebold and NCR ATM systems by using a WOSA/XPS interface.

Based on live malware testing, AppGuard has been proven to prevent the SUCEFUL malware from successful attack. By using its full USB and runtime protections, AppGuard disrupts the malware’s attempt at gaining a foothold on the ATM’s system. These protections guard even if the trust system is compromised by malware signed with stolen certificate keys. The AppGuard team believes SUCEFUL will eventually be distributed as digitally signed malware to evade whitelisting solutions. Therefore, they will continue to monitor the evolution of this malware.

NuSource Financial is proactively protecting their client’s ATM fleets from destructive malware like Tyupkin, and the newly evolving SUCEFUL. AppGuard is the most comprehensive and advanced anti-malware solution available to the ATM industry, preventing exploits from known and unknown threats using patented isolation and containment technologies. The solution delivers its protection without requiring burdensome scanning or frequent updates, which dramatically reduces system overhead. While ensuring high safety levels for the consumer, AppGuard enables customers to plan and implement forward-thinking strategies.

“AppGuard has proven to be an indispensable protection measure for our customer’s ATM fleets,” said Jon Erpelding, President of NuSource Financial. “We feel confident in AppGuard’s ability to protect our customer’s ATMs from harmful malware like SUCEFUL, before it has even hit the U.S. market.”

About NuSource Financial

NuSource Financial is one of the fastest growing Transaction Solutions companies in the U.S., supplying ATM Products, Branch Transformation Solutions, and Security & Alarm Systems. Impactful strategies that enhance the customer experience, while lowering costs, has fueled their growth into 19 states with over 600 financial institutions.


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