You own a small pizza shop or a chain of them perhaps but you could not possibly be the target of internet thieves. Mary’s Pizza Shack thought the same so learn from their mistake before your become a victim. Russian hacker’s managed to infect the transaction terminal that processed credit card orders which exposed customer’s accounts to unauthorized transactions.
Company Exposure: Company was forced to announce embarrassing disclosure to it’s customers and pay for expensive analysis regarding the damage done by the incident.
Lessons Learned & Possible Preventive Measures:
1. Employee education regarding dangers of clicking unsolicited attachments (likely source of infection)
2. Avoid surfing Internet with sensitive systems that process credit card transactions (2nd most likely source of infection)
3. Stay current with anti virus and operating system patches