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Goodwill Confirms Card Data Breach-Malware Attack Against Processor Affected 330 Stores.

Another day and another breach…Hackers have no boundaries and seek to exploit any and all possible victims whoever and wherever to get access to sensitive and private data. More than 10 percent of Goodwill’s 2,900 stores were infected by a malware for more than a year before being discovered through a forensics investigation. Seriously… again? Anyone else feeling like it is a cyber ground hog day?

Here we are again with a daily reporting of data breaches that are occurring as a regular and unfortunate part of consumer life. It has now become abundantly clear that the current point-of-sale (PoS) systems, both on the hardware and software side, are now vulnerable and a proven target of the hackers. Simply being PCI compliant is no longer sufficient. Data emanating from and transmitting through PoS systems needs to be secured with absolute certainty.

While end point or perimeter security should be deployed at every terminal to detect or remove an invasive malware, it will be necessary to add another layer of security by encrypting the data to the highest levels at both the hardware and software levels. That is right impenetrable! If, as in the case of this Goodwill breach, the malware gets through, the data that the hacker obtains will be completely useless to them.

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