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Data Breach — Oracle's Micros Payment Systems Hacked

Data Breach — Oracle's Micros Payment Systems Hacked

August 09, 2016Swati Khandelwal
The risks associated with data breaches continue to grow, impacting a variety of industries, tech firms, and social networking platforms. In the past few months, over 1 Billion credentials were dumped online as a result of mega breaches in popular social networks. Now, Oracle is the latest in the list. Oracle has confirmed that its MICROS division – which is one of the world's top three point-of-sale (POS) services the company acquired in 2014 – has suffered a security breach. Hackers had infected hundreds of computers at Oracle's point-of-sale division, infiltrated the support portal used by customers, and potentially accessed sales registers all over the world. The software giant came to know about the data breach after its staff discovered malicious code on the MICROS customer support portal and certain legacy MICROS systems. Hackers likely installed malware on the troubleshooting portal in order to capture customers' credentials as they logged in. These us
Pro PoS — This Stealthy Point-of-Sale Malware Could Steal Your Christmas

Pro PoS — This Stealthy Point-of-Sale Malware Could Steal Your Christmas

December 01, 2015Swati Khandelwal
The point of Sale systems are the most tempting target for cyber crooks to steal your credit card information and with this Christmas, you need to be more careful while using your credit cards at retailers and grocery stores. Here's why… Cyber criminals are now selling a new powerful strain of Point of Sale (PoS) malware through underground forums. Like several POS malware families discovered last year, including vSkimmer and BlackPOS , the new malware is also designed to steal payment card data from the infected POS systems and support TOR to hide its C&C (Command and Control) servers. Pro PoS – Light Weight, Yet Powerful Malware However, the new malware, dubbed " Pro PoS ," packs more than just a PoS malware. Pro PoS weighs only 76KB, implements rootkit functionalities, as well as mechanisms to avoid antivirus detection, according to threat intelligence firm InfoArmor. What's even more interesting about this malware is… Pro P
Russian ATM Hackers Steal $4 Million in Cash with 'Reverse ATM Hack' Technique

Russian ATM Hackers Steal $4 Million in Cash with 'Reverse ATM Hack' Technique

November 25, 2015Mohit Kumar
Russian hackers have discovered a novel technique to rip off Millions of dollars from banks and ATMs. Criminals in Russia used a technique, called “ Reverse ATM Attack ,” and stole 252 Million Rubles ( US$3.8 Million ) from at least five different banks, according to the information obtained by Russian digital intelligence firm Group-IB . What is Reverse ATM Attack? According to the intelligence firm, an attacker would deposit sums of 5,000, 10,000 and 30,000 Rubles into legitimate bank accounts using ATMs, and immediately withdraw the same amounts right away with a printed receipt of the payment transaction. The details included in the receipt, containing a payment reference number and the amount withdrawn, would then be transferred to a partner hacker, who had remote access to the infected POS terminals, usually located outside of Russia. Also Read: German Bank ATMs vulnerable to Hackers The partner hacker would then use these details to perform a reversal
New "PoSeidon" Point of Sale Malware Spotted in the Wild

New "PoSeidon" Point of Sale Malware Spotted in the Wild

March 23, 2015Swati Khandelwal
A new and terribly awful breed of Point-of-Sale (POS) malware has been spotted in the wild by the security researchers at Cisco's Talos Security Intelligence & Research Group that the team says is more sophisticated and nasty than previously seen Point of Sale malware. The Point-of-Sale malware, dubbed " PoSeidon ", is designed in a way that it has the capabilities of both the infamous Zeus banking Trojan and BlackPOS malware which robbed Millions from US giant retailers, Target in 2013 and Home Depot in 2014. PoSeidon malware scrapes memory from Point of Sale terminals to search for card number sequences of principal card issuers like Visa, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover, and goes on using the Luhn algorithm to verify that credit or debit card numbers are valid. The malware then siphon the captured credit card data off to Russian (.ru) domains for harvesting and likely resale, the researchers say. "PoSeidon is another in the growing number
POS Machine Vendor Warns of Possible Payment Card Breach at Restaurants

POS Machine Vendor Warns of Possible Payment Card Breach at Restaurants

July 03, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Due to the better track inventory and accuracy of records, Point-of-sale (POS) systems are being used in most of the industries including restaurants, lodging, entertainment, and museums around the world. It can be easily set-up depending on the nature of the business. Despite that, Point-of-sale (POS) systems are critical components in any retail environment and users are not aware of the emerging threats it poses in near future. So, it is one of the apparent target for cybercriminals and the recent security breach at Information Systems & Suppliers (ISS) proves this. Information Systems & Suppliers (ISS) Inc., the vendor of point-of-sale (POS) electronic cash registers and security systems used by restaurants has warned its customers that it may have experienced a payment card breach. HACKERS COMPROMISED VENDOR’S LogMeIn SERVICE The company on June 12 notified restaurant customers of its remote-access service, the popular LogMeIn, had been compromised
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