Oracle's MICROS point-of-sale division suffers data breach


In August 2016, Oracle's MICROS division, one of the top three global point-of-sale vendors, was hacked by the Carbanak Gang, a Russian organised cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers. In 2014 when Oracle acquired it, MICROS' systems were in use at more than 200,000 food and bervate outlets, more than 100,000 retail sites, and more than 30,000 hotels. The company said its corporate network and other cloud and service offerings were not affected, and the payment card data that was breached was encrypted. All MICROS customers were forced to change their passwords. A few days after the breach was announced, Visa warned companies using MICROS point-of-sale devices that they should check their machines for malware or unusual network activity.

tags: Oracle, data breaches, hacking attacks, point-of-sale

Writer: Brian Krebs

Publication: KrebsonSecurity

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