Point-of-Sale Malware Found at 102 Checkers Restaurant Locations

Lindsey O’Donnell, reporting for Threatpost:

The security incident stemmed from cybercriminals breaching Checkers’ systems and installing malware on point of sale systems across more than 100 of its stores. The malware is designed to collect data stored on the magnetic stripe of payment cards, including cardholder name, payment card number, card verification code and expiration date. […]

The incident impacted 102 stores Checkers across 20 states — which were all exposed at varying dates, including as early as December 2015 to as recently as April 2019 (a full list of impacted stores is on Checkers’ data breach security advisory page).

Can you imagine having to admit this has been going on since 2015 without detection?

Also: magnetic stripes need to be retired.

Thursday, 30 May 2019