Once again, point-of-sale malware has been making headlines. A few new recent attacks have again brought the importance of protecting against this kind of malware to the forefront of cyber security managers’ minds. In the past, POS malware has been in and out of the limelight, with one of the most important examples being the attack on Target’s systems that impacted more than 40 million people in 2013.
POS malware attacks can be devastating to companies’ reputations and pocketbooks alike. Target had to pay victims of this attack $10 million on top of whatever damage inflicted on its brand image after rampant credit card fraud took place after the breach.
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