AbaddonPOS: A new point of sale threat linked to Vawtrak

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AbaddonPOS: A new point of sale threat linked to Vawtrak
Botnet AbaddonPOS, Vawtrak
Botnet/malware group
Exploit kits
Distribution vector
Operation/Working group
Date 2015 / 2015-11-24
Editor/Conference Proofpoint
Link https://www.proofpoint.com/us/threat-insight/post/AbaddonPOS-A-New-Point-Of-Sale-Threat-Linked-To-Vawtrak (Archive copy)
Author Darien Huss
Type Blogpost


Proofpoint threat researchers recently detected a new addition to PoS malware landscape. Named AbaddonPOS by Proofpoint researchers, this sample was initially discovered as it was being downloaded in the process of a Vawtrak infection. This use of additional payloads to enhance attack capabilities offers another example of efforts by threat actors to expand their target surfaces through the delivery of multiple payloads in a single campaign, in this case by including potential PoS terminals. This post will analyze AbaddonPOS; discuss the observed infection vectors; and expose, details on the downloader used to retrieve this new PoS malware. We will also provide evidence to demonstrate that the downloader malware and PoS malware are closely related, perhaps even written by the same actor or actors.


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