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Magecart POS malware found on Forbes subscription page

The publisher Forbes appears to be the most recent victim of malicious actors pushing Magecart POS skimming malware. Security researcher Troy Mursch, of Bad Packets Reports, set off the alarm on Twitter indicating Forbes magazine subscription website had been infected and was removing credit card data, Tripwire reported. As with other Magecart cases, the malware…
Data Breach, Security News

Catch NYC, Catch Steak hit with payment card skimming malware

The Catch Hospitality Group is notifying customers of its New York City restaurants of a POS malware incident that may have compromised their payment cards. Catch NYC (including Catch Roof) and Catch Steak had payment card skimming malware injected into the POS systems in use at the restaurant bars that searched for track data which…
Malware, Security News

New GlitchPOS credit card stealer malware found for sale

An experienced malware developer is hawking a new POS malware strain called GlitchPOS on crimeware forums, and even created and posted a marketing video promoting its ease of use to potential buyers. The malware’s primary purpose is to allow a wannabe cybercriminal to set up an enterprise to steal payment card numbers from the infected…
Cybercrime, Malware, Retail, Security News

POS malware swipes payment info from Checkers and Rally’s restaurants

Just over 100 Checkers and Rally’s fast food joints and their customers were victimized by a long-running point-of-sale malware campaign that stole payment card information from purchases taking place as far back as December 2015, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants announced in an online breach notification yesterday. The Tampa, Florida-based drive-thru chain said that approximately 15 percent…
Cybercrime, Malware, Ransomware, Security News

Adversary harboring DopplePaymer ransomware targets industrial sector

A cyber adversary in possession of both ransomware and point-of-sale malware was recently found to have obtained “a deep level of access” to the infrastructures of at least two targets, including a U.S.-based aluminum and stainless steel gratings company, researchers have reported. Judging by the choice of targets, the actor has a particular interest in…
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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…
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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…
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,…
Data Breach, Security News

Rutter’s convenience stores suffer POS data breach

The Pennsylvania and West Virginia convenience store chain Rutter’s was subjected to a POS skimming attack for at least seven months affecting card readers inside some stores and at gas pumps. Rutter’s was informed of the problem by a third party and on January 14, 2020 a company investigation confirmed a data breach did take…
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Data Breach, Security News

Hy-Vee details 2019 POS data breach incident

Mid-Western supermarket chain Hy-Vee issued an update regarding the POS data breach it reported in August, including when it happened on the locations involved. Hy-Vee said in an October 3 release that unauthorized access was detected on July 29, 2019 and focused on Hy-Vee fuel pumps, drive-thru coffee shops, and restaurants at Hy-Vee Market Grilles,…
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