POS Malware uses ElasticSearch for Command and Control

Two point of sale (POS) malware families have been abusing thousands of publicly accessible ElasticSearch nodes for command and control (C&C) purposes, Kromtech security researchers warn.

Malicious files discovered on the ElasticSearch deployments referenced to the AlinaPOS and JackPOS malware families, which are well known for their wide use in credit card data theft campaigns. Both threats have been designed to scrape credit card data from computer memory.

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