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 medium-sized organizations that operate in the industrial sector, according to a Nov. 4 blog post by Cisco's Talos security intelligence and research group.

Talos has not publicly provide any details on the second victim, but both targets were privately notified of the compromise.

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