Here’s how businesses can prevent point-of-sale attacks
Retailers, hotels and restaurants have all been victimized through the same Achilles’ heel that cybercriminals continue to attack: the point-of-sale system, where customers’ payment data is routinely processed.
These digital cash registers are often the target of malware designed to steal credit card numbers in the thousands or even millions. This year, fast food vendor Wendy’s, clothing retailer Eddie Bauer and Kimpton Hotels have all reported data breaches stemming from such attacks.
Security experts, however, are encouraging a variety of approaches to keep businesses secure from point-of-sale-related intrusions. Here are a few to consider: