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Verifone the Card Payments Giant Probing Security Hack


As per the blog 'Krebs on Security,' the payment cards giant Verifone has written to all contractors as well as company staff over e-mail advising that they should reset the passwords of the organization in 24-hrs time. Verifone informs that it has started an investigation into certain Information Technology control problem while to be precautious urgent measures were being adopted for enhancing regulation.


Verifone the company situated in San Jose, Calif manufactures the greatest number of point-of-sale terminals for sale in USA for enabling swipe debit/credit cards and processing their payments at various enterprises such as fuel stations, taxi stands and retail shops. Krebsonsecurity.com posted this online dated March 8, 2017.


Verifone the giant company servicing for debit and credit card payments is probing certain hack into its PC-networks running within the organization which apparently affected several businesses operating Verifone-manufactured point-of-sale machines. According to the company, the hack occurred only into its company network with no impact on its network of card payment services.


The e-mail reminder by chief information officer and senior vice-president Steve Horan of Verifone tells that the company was presently examining one IT regulation issue at its venue and associate places and that to take precaution it had embraced urgent steps for escalating its controls.


To lighten the problem of hack, Horan writes that breaches would continue to exist in the 21st century of which hackers would reap advantage. The hackers always search to get inadequately secured access controls, validation techniques as well as other areas to execute targeted assaults utilizing all tools they create or procure whilst the learned as well as good guys should necessarily maximally utilize their resources for making right the unending probable vulnerabilities, Horan notes.


With increasing sophistication and creativity among cyber-criminals these miscreants will keep on discovering how to invade. Therefore, today's organizations are challenged and despite losing a few battles, they must continue to win over the big fight. While presuming attackers have invaded their systems already, security personnel need search tactics for holding tight on the malicious operations and stop crawling of data critical to the victim businesses.

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