Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#921 Slicing into a Point-of-Sale botnet
Last week, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news of an ongoing credit card breach involving CiCi’s Pizza, a restaurant chain in the United States with more than 500 locations. What follows is an exclusive look at a point-of-sale botnet that appears to have enslaved dozens of hacked payment terminals inside of CiCi’s locations that are being relieved of customer credit card data in real time.

Over the weekend, I heard from a source who said that since November 2015 he’s been tracking a collection of hacked cash registers. This point-of-sale botnet currently includes more than 100 infected systems, and according to the administrative panel for this crime machine at least half of the compromised systems are running a malicious Microsoft Windows process called cicipos.exe.
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#927 Google patches high severity browser PDF vulnerability
#926 More corporate shared folders in cloud filled with malware, research finds
#925 CryptXXX ransomware jumps from Angler to Neutrino exploit kit
#924 A hacker claims to be selling millions of Twitter accounts
#923 Watch the full episode: 'State of Surveillance' with Edward Snowden and Shane Smith (VIDEO)
#922 Vawtrak banking malware – know your enemy
#921 Slicing into a Point-of-Sale botnet
#920 Hackers could have changed Facebook Messenger chat logs
#919 University pays almost $16,000 to recover crucial data held hostage
#918 uTorrent forums hacked, passwords compromised
#917 Windows BITS ‘notification’ feature used to deliver malware
#916 Belgium tops list of nations most vulnerable to hacking
#915 Bitdefender finds eavesdropping vulnerability in public cloud
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