By Linda McGlasson
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
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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