News Alina Point-of-Sale Malware Spotted in Ongoing Campaign

A venerable point-of-sale (POS) malware called Alina that’s been around since 2012 is back in circulation, with a new trick for stealing credit- and debit-card data: Domain Name System (DNS) tunneling.

DNS is the mechanism by which numeric IP addresses are linked to website names; DNS translates human-readable domain names to IP addresses so browsers can load internet resources. Researchers at Black Lotus Labs spotted a still-ongoing campaign that began in April, in which...
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Alina Point-of-Sale Malware Spotted in Ongoing Campaign