Crimeware and financial cyberthreats in 2023

A look back on the year 2022 and what to expect in 2023 Every year, as part of the Kaspersky Security Bulletin, we predict which major trends will be followed in the coming year by attackers, who target financial organizations. The predictions, based on our extensive experience, help individuals and businesses improve their cybersecurity and […]

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A look at the 2020–2022 ATM/PoS malware landscape

During the pandemic, lockdowns forced people to stay at home and do their shopping online, which was mirrored in point-of-sale (PoS) and ATM malware activity, as certain regions saw malicious transactions drop significantly. Now, as we predicted in last year’s forecast, many are returning to their usual ways of life, visiting stores and withdrawing cash, […]

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Prilex: the pricey prickle credit card complex

Prilex is a Brazilian threat actor that has evolved out of ATM-focused malware into modular point-of-sale malware. The group was behind one of the largest attacks on ATMs in the country, infecting and jackpotting more than 1,000 machines, while also cloning in excess of 28,000 credit cards that were used in these ATMs before the […]

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VISA Warning that Hackers Injecting POS Malware in Fuel Dispenser Merchants To Steal Payment Card Data

Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) observed that hackers attack point-of-sale merchants by injecting POS malware across North American fuel dispenser merchants to steal the cardholder data. Sophisticated hackers groups breach the internal network of the POS Merchants to infect the network with POS malware, which is completely different from skimming at fuel pumps. In a […]

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