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Two payment terminal malware strains have stolen millions of dollars worth of data

25
Oct
2022
Two payment terminal malware strains have stolen millions of dollars worth of data

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Cybersecurity researchers have spotted two strains of point-of-sale (POS) malware that are active in the wild and stealing people’s credit card information.

So far, they’ve stolen more than $3.3 million worth of payment data, but given that the strains are active, that number is probably even higher by now.

Cybersecurity researchers Nikolay Shelekhov and Said Khamchiev from Group-IB discovered the strains – called MajikPOS and Treasure Hunter – earlier this year, when they found their command & control (C2) servers. Through the server, they were able to deduce that the malware operators – whose identities are unknown at the time – stole payment information from tens of thousands of credit card holders.

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