Kudos to the breached business - in this case, kiosk manufacturer Avanti Markets - that quickly alerts victims and gives them actionable information for protecting themselves. Unfortunately, not all breached businesses are so forthright, as some recent data leaks demonstrate.
Avanti Markets is warning 1.6 million users of its self-service kiosk vending machines that malware-wielding hackers infected about 1,900 of its machines and stole names and payment card data, but not biometric information. Point-of-sale malware called Poseidon appears to be involved.
Travel industry giant Sabre said Wednesday an intruder using stolen account credentials for its widely used reservations software had access to payment card details and personal information over a seven-month period. But it declined to say how many people are affected.
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Members of Parliament in Britain have had their remote email access suspended following an apparent brute-force hack attempt aimed at exploiting weak passwords to gain access to their accounts. Officials say fewer than 90 email accounts appear to have been breached.
South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Clothing retailer Buckle says malware installed on its point-of-sale systems apparently stole customers' payment card details for nearly six months. Buckle's warning, which follows a breach alert from Kmart, shows the fight against payment card fraud is far from over.
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Kmart has suffered a data breach affecting "some, not all" of its 735 U.S. locations as a result of its point-of-sale systems being infected by malware designed to siphon payment card data. The retailer described the malware as "undetectable by current anti-virus systems and application controls."
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Restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill says customers' payment card data was stolen via point-of-sale malware installed at the vast majority of its more than 2,000 restaurant locations for more than three weeks.