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Payments Giant Verifone Silently Investigating Breach
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 04:07:56 AM »
Payments Giant Verifone Silently Investigating Breach
8 March 2017, 2:06 am

Verifone, the largest maker of credit card terminals in the United States, is investigating a breach of its internal computer networks which seems to have been limited to its corporate network without actually impacting the payment services network. 

According to Krebs on Security blog, Verifone sent an email to all company staff and contractors, urging them to change all company passwords within 24 hours. The email memo notes they are investigating an IT control matter and that, as a precaution, immediate steps were taken to improve controls. 

According to the aforementioned memo, employees would no longer be allowed to install software of any kind on company computers and laptops, indicating that the breach might have taken place via a downloaded malware of some kind. 

"In January 2017, Verifone’s information security team saw evidenc... (read more)

Source: Softpedia News / Security

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