Once Windows 8 was installed as a virtual machine in VirtualBox I had some issues starting up the virtual machine when the card reader (Bus 002 Device 004: ID 072f:90cc Advanced Card Systems, Ltd ACR38 SmartCard Reader) was attached the host system. The system just crashes. When the device (card reader) is unattached the VM starts up normally without any issues. However attaching the card reader once again seems to stall everything.
Annoyingly I am not sure if this is related to the new OpenSC drivers or not. Either way I still have not gotten anything really working :(