FBI warns of new POS malware

by: Roy Urrico

Amidst the uproar over the massive government worker data breach, smaller intrusions continue to take place, such as a recent cyberattack against a restaurant chain’s credit card system that prompted the FBI to issue a warning.

The announcement warned that criminal hackers are using new malicious software named after the TV character Punky Brewster, but spelled “Punkey,” to steal personal financial data. Investigators have high confidence that Punkey recently infiltrated the network of an unidentified restaurant chain.

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