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Restaurant Chains Hit in PoS Attack
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MelBrandle
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MelBrandle,
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4/18/2019 | 12:55:37 AM
Innocent transaction
Who knew an innocent over-the-counter payment transaction could become the platform that causes patrons to lose their sensitive data to attackers. Attackers always know where to target where nobody would anticipate. A simple leak process would give them all the access to countless sensitive info that would provide them with so much financial access.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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4/2/2019 | 8:03:37 AM
Crisis Management
Kudos to one restaurant (Earl of Sandwich) for providing an on-line tool to advise if compromised - and let's see how honesty plays out there.  All too often a breach is detected a while ago but customers and all not immed advised (as did not happen here) and told the compromised data is NOT of significance (and here it is) so let's watch the honesty factor too.  Maybe restaurants, having more public face for transactions (they make money directly from the public and options exist to eat elsewhere) will be more open and forthcoming.  Unlike large firms who can hide behind vague income streams and investor relationships.  Restaurant is a cut-throat business.  More prone to be honest and resolve quickly. 


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