During a recent investigation, a new family of POS malware known as “Punkey” was discovered by security firm Trustwave. The new discovered malware has also been compared with other POS malware families such as the NewPOSthings malware. During the analysis, it was found that the standard operating procedure of the “Punkey” malware differs from other POS malware. However, certain characteristics are similar to the other malware families. This suggests that multiple actors may be using similar source code, or the malware is being customized as a service for targeted campaigns. Security experts are still investigating on the malware.
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