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The group allegedly embedded Bluetooth-enabled skimming devices on gas pumps.
Retail, Security News

Visa warns against new POS attacks, Fin8 fingered as the culprit

Visa has identified three separate attacks that began last summer targeting gas station and hospitality merchant’s point of sale systems with the cybergang Fin8 being considered the likely perpetrator. The credit card company’s Payment Fraud Disruption department found that two unnamed “fuel dispenser merchants” and a North American company in the hospitality field were infiltrated,…
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Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

FIN8 actors’ recent activity buoyed by new malware toolset: report

Researchers investigating FIN8 have shared their findings on a new reverse shell malware program that the cybercriminal group uses to establish command-and-control communications with infected machines. Additionally, they have released details on recently uncovered variants of the threat actor’s ShellTea backdoor implant and PoSlurp point-of-sale malware. FIN8 burst back on the scene last month when…
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APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Security News

MuddyWater, Fin8 and Platinum threat actors back in action

Researchers have spotted the MuddyWater, Fin8 and Platinum cybergangs all making an unwanted comeback following an observed increase in malicious activity over the last few weeks. Trend Micro came across several campaigns its researchers believe contain the hallmarks of MuddyWater. But this time around the group apparently deployed a new multi-stage PowerShell-based backdoor called POWERSTATS…
APTs/cyberespionage, Featured, Phishing, Security News

Old foe or new enemy? Here’s how researchers handle APT attribution

Malwarebytes’ exposé of LazyScripter revealed that the group has operated since at least 2018, targeting International Air Transport Association (IATA) members, airlines and immigrants seeking employment in Canada. How significant are such findings? SC media spoke to researchers, who said Identifying a new actor is the first step in creating a defense.
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