New POS Malware Lands Ahead of Busy Festive Shopping Season

Proofpoint analysts find new point of sale malware.

Phil Muncaster

Security researchers are warning of a new POS malware strain which has the potential to cause yet more pain for retailers and their customers in the run up to the busy festive season.
AbaddonPOS was initially discovered by Proofpoint analysts as it was being downloaded as part of a Vawtrak infection, they wrote in a blog post.
Specifically it was delivered via either weaponized Office documents downloading Pony malware or an Angler EK Bedep infection. Downloader TinyLoader was then loaded by Vawtrack to download more shell code—finally triggering AbaddonPOS.
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