Hackers Target Giant Verifone

Verifone, the company behind many of the payment systems you see at retailers in US and in Greece as well, is reportedly the latest hack attack victim.

Krebs on Security reports that Verifone, the largest maker of credit and debit card payment terminals, is investigating a breach of its corporate computer networks that may have targeted payment systems at dozens of gas stations.

The company tells Krebs that the possible breach, which began sometime in January, does not affect its payment service networks used by hundreds of retailers.

However, the company says that forensic evidence suggests the cyber attempt was limited to the payment solutions used by approximately two dozen gas stations. The company did not say specifically what gas stations were affected.

“We believe that no other merchants were targeted and the integrity of our networks and merchants’ payment terminals remain secure and fully operational,” the a rep for Verifone tells Krebs.

“Our payment services network was not impacted,” the rep tells Krebs. “We immediately began work to determine the type of information targeted and executed appropriate measures in response. We believe today that due to our immediate response, the potential for misuse of information is limited.”

Krebs reports that the intrusion affected Verifone’s customer support unit in Clearwater, FL, that provides payment terminals for gas and petrol stations, such as pay-at-the-pump credit card processing and physical cash registers inside stores.

A source tells Krebs that Visa and MasterCard were notified that the hackers may have been inside the system as far back as Κάνοντας Like στο Facebook ενημερώνεστε άμεσα για τα νέα άρθρα -->
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