Point-of-Sale (POS) Attacks


Motivations, Attack Vectors & Prevention Methods

 

undefined-228329-editedCredit and debit card fraud has always been an issue. But the advent of the internet connected POS systems has made it reach staggering proportions. With roughly 40 million credit card numbers stolen in the recent Target breach, and 56 million potentially lost in the Home Depot one, high-profile US retailers seem to be the most affected. But other less publicized breaches show that criminals do not have a preference with regards to industry, business size and geography. Just having a POS system in place to process credit card data could turn smaller retailers, restaurants and other types of businesses all over the world into targets. 

 

In this paper you'll learn about:

  • The anatomy of a POS attack
  • Attack vectors
  • Detection & prevention methods

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