POS firm says hackers planted malware on customer networks
North Country Business Products (NCBP), a US vendor of point-of-sale (POS) products, suffered a serious security breach last month in which a threat actor managed to upload malicious software (malware) onto the POS networks of 139 of its customers. The targets are bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Dunn Brothers Coffee was hit the hardest, with 66 of its locations affected by the attack.
The incident is indicative of a trend toward cyber attacks that aim to hit multiple targets at once by compromising a single provider of IT services or products. For instance, earlier this month an attack on a managed service provider enabled hackers to infect thousands of devices with ransomware.