POS System Breached?

POS System Breached?
POS System Breached? 

By Linda McGlasson
Managing Editor
Bank Info Security
September 27, 2010 

A summertime spike in credit card fraud in the Tallahassee, Fla., region 
is linked to one restaurant that had its point of sale software targeted 
by hackers, resulting in $200,000 in fraud losses.

Julie's Place, a Tallahassee eatery, was identified by the Leon County 
Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Unit as the source of the card 
compromises, which involve more than 100 consumer accounts. This 
incident is only one of several payment card crimes reported in Florida 
this summer.

The twist in this case: The hackers targeted the data somewhere between 
the network and the restaurant's processor. This breach has prompted the 
major credit card companies to request a full forensic investigation of 
the incident. Meanwhile, the manufacturer of the payment software says 
its system was not the cause of breach.


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