Upgraded Prilex Point-of-Sale malware bypasses credit card security


Security analysts have observed three new versions of Prilex PoS-targeting malware this year, indicating that its authors and operators are back in action.

Prilex started as ATM-focused malware in 2014 and it pivoted to PoS (point of sale) devices in 2016. While development and distribution peaked in 2020, the malware disappeared in 2021.

Kaspersky analysts now report that Prilex has returned, and last year’s operational hiatus appears to have been a break to focus on developing a more sophisticated and potent version.

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Source: Bleeping Computer