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POS threat 'Punkey' allows additional malware download for greater access

2015/04/16

SC Magazine - (International) An investigation by the U.S. Secret Service and Trustwave researchers discovered a new point-of-sale (POS) malware threat resembling NewPosThings that utilizes advanced encryption standard (AES) encryption with an embedded key, and has the capability to download additional malware on affected systems. Authorities revealed that up to 75 unique POS terminals may be infected with the malware.

Source: http://www.scmagazine.com/investigation-uncovers-new-pos-malware-punkey/article/409559/

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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