POS malware

June 17, 2017

Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores

This post was originally published on this siteThe Buckle Inc., a clothier that operates more than 450 stores in 44 U.S. states, disclosed Friday that its retail locations were hit by malicious software designed to steal customer credit card data. The disclosure came hours after KrebsOnSecurity contacted the company regarding reports from sources in the financial sector about a possible breach at the retailer. On Friday morning, KrebsOnSecurity contacted The Buckle after receiving multiple tips from sources in the financial industry about a pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards which suggested a breach of point-of-sale systems at […]
July 30, 2020

Is Your Chip Card Secure? Much Depends on Where You Bank

This post was originally published on this siteChip-based credit and debit cards are designed to make it infeasible for skimming devices or malware to clone your card when you pay for something by dipping the chip instead of swiping the stripe. But a recent series of malware attacks on U.S.-based merchants suggest thieves are exploiting weaknesses in how certain financial institutions have implemented the technology to sidestep key chip card security features and effectively create usable, counterfeit cards. A chip-based credit card. Image: Wikipedia. Traditional payment cards encode cardholder account data in plain text on a magnetic stripe, which can […]