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punkey

(ˈpʌŋkɪ)
n
(Animals) Northern US a biting midge of the family Ceratopogonidae
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Noun1.punkey - minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insectspunkey - minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
Ceratopogonidae, family Ceratopogonidae - biting midges; sand flies
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The FBI recently released a warning about a new Punkey malware, uncovered by Trustwave, which scans and scrapes un-coded, plaintext credit card information in the RAM of payment-processing devices such as card readers and POS terminals.
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.
The new Punkey malware, uncovered by Chicago security firm Trustwave, scans and "scrapes" un-coded, plaintext credit card information in the RAM of payment-processing devices such as card readers and POS terminals.