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…

Host Merchant Services feature on Hypercom's namechange to Equinox

Reminder: Hypercom Name Change

Host Merchant Services wants to take a quick moment to remind readers of The Official Merchant Services Blog, as well as its own merchants of a change that took place in 2011 with Hypercom — the company that manufactures one of the most popular brands of point of sale terminals that HMS provides. In October,…

Host Merchant Services Knowledge Base

Industry Terms: Point of Sale

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. Well we want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take…