POS malware

Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2023
New Prilex PoS Malware evolves to target NFC-enabled credit cards

Authors of the Prolex PoS malware improved their malicious code to target contactless credit card transactions. The threat actors behind the sophisticated point-of-sale (PoS) malware Prilex have have improved its capabilities to block contactless payment transactions. Researchers from Kaspersky Lab discovered three new versions of the PoS malware designed to target credit cards using NFC technology. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 25, 2022
Two PoS Malware used to steal data from more than 167,000 credit cards

Researchers reported that threat actors used 2 PoS malware variants to steal information about more than 167,000 credit cards. Cybersecurity firm Group-IB discovered two PoS malware to steal data associated with more than 167,000 credit cards from point-of-sale payment terminals. On April 19, 2022, Group-IB researchers identified the C2 server of the POS malware called MajikPOS. […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 03, 2020
Clop Ransomware gang claims to have stolen 2 million credit cards from E-Land

E-Land Retail suffered a ransomware attack, Clop ransomware operators claim to have stolen 2 million credit cards from the company. E-Land Retail is a South Korean conglomerate headquartered in Changjeon-dong Mapo-gu Seoul, South Korea. E-Land Group takes part in retail malls, restaurants, theme parks, hotels and construction businesses as well as its cornerstone, fashion apparel business. It has operations […]

Pierluigi Paganini November 12, 2020
New modular ModPipe POS Malware targets restaurants and hospitality sectors

Cybersecurity researchers spotted a new modular PoS malware, dubbed ModPipe, that targets PoS restaurant management software from Oracle. ESET researchers discovered a new modular backdoor, dubbed ModPipe, that was designed to target PoS systems running ORACLE MICROS Restaurant Enterprise Series (RES) 3700, which is a management suite widely used in restaurant and hospitality sectors. The backdoor outstands […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 16, 2020
Breach at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit compromises 3 million Cards

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, the largest barbecue restaurant chain in the US, suffered a POS breach, card details for 3 Million customers were posted online. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit is a family-owned American barbecue restaurant chain, the company suffered a POS breach and card details of more than three million customers have been posted on the carding portal […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 04, 2020
Visa shares details for two attacks on North American hospitality merchants

Visa revealed that two unnamed North American hospitality merchants have been infected with some strains of point-of-sale (POS) malware. US payments processor Visa revealed that two North American hospitality merchants have been hacked, threat actors infected the systems of the two unnamed organizations with some strains of point-of-sale (POS) malware. According to a security alert […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 01, 2020
The author of FastPOS PoS malware pleads guilty

A 30-year-old Moldovan man pleaded guilty this week for creating the FastPOS malware that infected PoS systems worldwide. The Moldovan citizen Valerian Chiochiu (30), aka Onassis, pleaded guilty on Friday for creating the infamous FastPOS Point-of-Sale (POS) malware. Chiochiu was a member of the Infraud global cybercrime organization involved in stealing and selling credit card […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 02, 2020
US restaurant chain Landry’s discloses payment card breach

The popular US restaurant chain Landry’s announced that it was the victim of a cyber-attack, malware has infected its point of sale (POS) systems. The popular US restaurant chain Landry’s disclosed a security incident, its point of sale (POS) systems have been infected with malware specifically developed to steal customers’ payment card information (i.e. credit […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 23, 2019
Champagne Bakery Cafe and Islands burger chain disclose payment card breaches

The news of two new payment card breaches made the headlines, the victims are the Islands restaurant chain and Champagne French Bakery Cafe. The new restaurant chains with locations across the U.S. disclosed payment card breaches, in both cases, attackers used PoS malware to capture card data stored in the magnetic stripe. Exposed data includes […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 20, 2019
Payment card breach potentially impacts all locations of Wawa convenience store

Wawa convenience store chain disclosed a payment card breach that may have exposed debit and credit card data from thousands of customers. Wawa convenience store chain disclosed a payment card breach, its security team discovered a PoS malware on its payment processing systems. Wawa operates more than 860 convenience retail stores, this breach is potentially […]