Oracle MICROS Hackers Also Hacked 5 Other Companies

American companies that use credit card processing and merchant services are on high alert after a Russian hacking group breached the servers of various POS or point of sale systems. The first victim of the breach was tech giant Oracle, which in mid-2016 acquired MICROS Systems, a major provider of POS solutions for the retail…

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How MICROS Point of Sale Systems Got Hacked

Software giant Oracle Corporation became the victim of a data breach last week when a Russian organized cybercrime group gained access to hundreds of their systems. According to security experts the group gained access through a customer support portal for companies that use the MICROS point-of-sale software from Oracle. The MICROS software payment system is…

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Data Breach at Wendy’s Expands to Over 1000 Locations

Data security issues at Wendy’s have now been super-sized. Following whispers of a data breach in January, Wendy’s finally confirmed payment security issues in May, when spokesmen admitted fewer than 300 stores had been affected by malware. Now, the company admits the real number of compromised restaurants is over 1,000. Thieves installed malware on POS…

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PayPal President Hacked

Twitter, the modern equivalent of Mad Libs and the yellow journalism of the late 19th century, has revealed to us a gem of irony that makes the whole Target getting hacked story seem that much more poignant. No one is safe in this bold new era of credit card hackers and identity thieves. Not even…

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Heartland Payments Sues Mercury

According to a story in the payment processing industry periodical Digital Transactions, Heartland Payment Systems Inc. filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday against Mercury Payment Systems LLC. The suit alleged deceptive pricing by Mercury allowed Mercury to lure scores of merchants — well, 30 — away from Heartland and attract prospects to Mercury that had been weighing…

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