This is a security alert for all TruShield clients, the restaurant industry, the retail industry, and the community at large. TruShield has learned of new details in point-of-sale data breaches.
As we reach mid 2016 breaches have steadily continued across a wide variety of industries. Recent weeks have revealed several leaks of credentials from networking sites Myspace, Tumblr, Twitter, and more, along with an increase in scope of the 2012 LinkedIn breach. A mounting total in hundreds of millions of users even found Mark Zuckerberg among the growing list of victims, exemplifying the need for complex and unique passwords. On the heels of these concerns come more details of point-of-sale (POS) data breaches, especially within the restaurant industry. The first of which is related to the Wendy’s data breach reported early this year, while the second appears to be breach activity at CiCi’s Pizza.