Breach Alert: POS Vendor Lightspeed
If someone gave you $10 to guess what that boilerplate was attached to, you’d be hard-pressed not to guess that it was a data breach notification.
In this case, you’d be right, as it’s the opening line of a breach notification recently sent to customers of Lightspeed POS, according to Australian data breach expert Troy Hunt.
Montreal-based Lightspeed POS, founded in 2005, sells a cloud-based point-of-sale system to retailers and restaurateurs that’s used to process both physical and online transactions, and which competes with the likes of Shopify and Square. According to the notification, the breach affects the company’s cloud-based POS product, Lightspeed Retail, which doesn’t handle card data or customers’ personal information, and which is mainly used by retailers.