Point-of-Sale News, Articles and Updates

Is UDPoS 'mag-stripe DNS exfiltration' malware dumb, or dumber?

US remains a target as researchers at Forcepoint Labs uncovered possibly the first new PoS malware for two years. Named UDPoS, courtesy of how it relies upon User Datagram Protocol (UDP) DNS traffic for the exfiltration of data.

POS vulnerability affecting 300,000 systems patched by Oracle

Oracle recently patched a Micros point-of-sale vulnerability which could have allowed an attacker to read any file and receive information about various services without authentication from a vulnerable MICROS workstation.

LockPoS malware adopts injection technique to evade detection

LockPoS, a point-of-sale malware program discovered in 2017 stealing payment card data from computers' memory, is now using a new malware injection technique designed to bypass antivirus hooks and evade detection.

Forever 21 blames malware, lapses in encryption, for card data compromise

A POS malware infection was responsible for compromising payment card data collected at certain Forever 21 stores last year - an attack that was exacerbated by a lack of encryption on some devices, the retailer stated last week.

Point-of-sale data breach bad for Whole Foods' health

Whole Foods Market, disclosed on Thursday that its has suffered a point-of-sale data breach that compromised the payment card information of customers who used its taprooms and full table-service restaurants.

Sonic Drive latest hit by POS data breach - credentials on dark web

Sonic Drive-In is investigating a possible point-of-sale (POS) breach that has led to customer payment card information being sold on a dark web market and speculation POS systems could be subject to ransom.

Mastercard hedges its bets on fingerprint scanner in new card

Money-giant Mastercard has unveiled a new payment card which contains a fingerprint scanner for the purposes of verification.