26 Nov 2019

Merchants must find ways to balance security with a seamless customer experience

77% of US merchants have suffered some kind of fraud since they started doing business, and more than two in three (69%) are spending significant resources on addressing payment fraud, a recent American Express study indicates. The merchants in the survey estimate that about 27% of their yearly ecommerce sales

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26 Nov 2019

PoS Malware Exposes Customer Data of Catch Restaurants

Catch Hospitality Group announced over the weekend that three of its restaurants in New York City had their point-of-sale (PoS) systems infected malware earlier this year. The malware was capable of obtaining payment card information including the name of the card holder as well as the card number, expiration date

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04 Oct 2019

Four US Food Chains Disclose Payment Card Theft via PoS Malware

In April of this year, threat actors managed to infect the payment card systems of three Focus Brands subsidiaries with point-of-sale (PoS) malware, the companies announced this week. The intrusion went undetected for three months, allowing the malware to freely harvest the payment card data of customers at McAlister’s Deli,

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02 Aug 2019

Breach alert in South Korea after 1m card details were put up for sale online

Researchers with Gemini Advisory have noticed a significant increase in the number of South Korean payment card details being traded on dark web marketplaces, which could be the result of a major breach. In the past two months, 1.12 million payment cards were put up for sale (230,000 in June

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12 Jun 2019

FIN8 hackers return after two years with attacks against hospitality sector

Security researchers with Morphisec have detected a new campaign by FIN8, a notorious hacking group that attacks organizations for financial gain. This time FIN8 is going after companies in the hospitality industry. FIN8 is known to target firms with point-of-sale (PoS) systems. Before this campaign, researchers had last noticed the

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31 May 2019

POS Malware Steals Payment Info From 103 Checkers Restaurants

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants, Inc., a company that operates hundreds of Checkers and Rally’s drive-thru restaurants across the United States, has suffered a serious security breach in which threat actors managed to steal payment card data from customers at 103 restaurants in 20 states. The attackers obtained the data by infecting

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20 Feb 2019

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

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