PaymentsSource: Point of sale attacks are a ‘point of no return’

September 19, 2018 — Cybercriminals are getting creative with malware for point of sale devices – and what you need to know to protect your data.

 

Ryan Wilk, VP at NuData, in his latest article discusses how increased malware creativity and sophistication targeted at point of sale (POS) systems is leaving data such as credit card information exposed. The new malware targets system weaknesses that have affected many household brands in the last months. Necessary precautions need to be incorporated because stolen information affects more than just retailers and customers; it breeds future cybercrime. 

 

“To avoid getting hit by any creative form of malware, it is essential for customer-facing companies to continuously monitor POS devices and update security patches regularly. An additional approach involves devaluing payment or personal information after a breach”.

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