’Tis The Season … For POS System Attacks?

 

’Tis The Season … For POS System Attacks?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… especially if you’re a hacker.

As consumers race to catch the shopping deals and retailers battle it out for their attention and dollars, hackers lurk in the shadows, ready for a chance to strike. This year, they have their eyes on the point-of-sale (POS) system prize. Carolyn Crandall, CMO of Attivo Networks, joined this week’s Hacker Tracker to share the vulnerabilities impacting POS systems and discuss whether massive data breaches are on the horizon in the months ahead.

According a new research from Attivo Networks, the undetected vulnerabilities present in many of the nation’s POS systems may open the door to large breaches during the holiday shopping period and on into next year.

The report revealed that hackers are moving laterally undetected through networks, which enabled them to compromise asset management servers and subsequently plant malware on POS terminals for either timed or remote activation.

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