Adrian-Tiberiu Oprea, a Romanian man, admitted that he helped steal payment card data from hundreds of U.S.-based point-of-sale (POS) systems at the sandwich chain.
Mapco disclosed this week that hackers compromised its payment card processing systems to steal credit and debit card information belonging to an unknown number of customers.
The numbers corresponded to cards used by shoppers at 79 of 100 Schnucks Markets locations in the Midwest. The attacks may have persisted as long as four months, from last December through March 29.
The trojan was recently a topic of discussion on an underground Russian forum, researchers found.
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released recommendations for card data security and compliance in cloud environments.
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Zaxby's, a Georgia-based restaurant chain, said the credit and debit card information of customers at locations in 10 states may have been accessed by fraudsters.
Cezar Butu received the penalty after admitting that he helped infiltrate the credit card processing systems of more than 150 Subway restaurants in 2011.
The PCI Security Standards Council, the body that manages payment security industries guidelines, on Friday released a methodology for meeting a risk management requirement included in the standard.
Less than two weeks after the book giant revealed that PIN pads at dozens of its stores were compromised, four victims have filed lawsuits, alleging the company failed to properly protect their data and notify them in reasonable timeframe.
EMC has acquired Menlo Park, Calif.-based online fraud detection provider Silver Tail Systems. Silver Tail, which offers "real-time web session and behavioral analysis" for banking, e-commerce and government customers, will operate as part of RSA, EMC's security division.
Fraudsters tampered with the point-of-sales devices at a number of locations to steal customers' debit and credit card information.
Two men each have been sentenced to 36 months in prison for withdrawing tens of thousands of dollars from ATMs with credit card information that was stolen from craft-store retail chain Michaels Stores.
The Federal Trade Commission is alleging that the hotel chain failed to implement basic security practices, which led to a number of costly data-leakage incidents.
A 21-year-old Dutch man is accused of accessing the point-of-sales terminals of restaurants and other businesses to steal credit card numbers, which he and a co-conspirator then sold in underground forums.
The body that manages debit and credit card security standards on Wednesday released best practices for retailers wishing to accept payments via mobile devices.
A group of six has been charged in the latest scam to defraud bank customers through the use of skimming devices, a trend that has seen a noticeable uptick in arrests and prosecutions over the past year.
A new development in the criminal underground is to peddle trojans that steal credit card data from hotels.
A 33-year-old Maryland man on Friday was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for participating in an identity theft and credit card skimming scheme, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Alexandria, Va.
Trustwave's annual review of its data breach response investigations concluded that franchises are now the prime target for hackers seeking customer data, such as credit card numbers.
The EMV standard, widely considered an effective way to curb counterfeit card fraud because it requires a microchip to be embedded in a credit or debit card or on a mobile device, is gradually picking up steam in the U.S.
Visa has issued best practices that detail how retailers, card issuers and processors can upgrade their credit card transaction technology to a chip-based model, so to avoid burdensome complexity, cost and time to market.
Hackers breached a server belonging to online retailer Zappos and made off with the personal information of 24 million customers, though no credit card numbers were involved.
Hackers breached the systems of New York-based food services wholesaler Restaurant Depot, and stole hundreds of thousands of credit and debit card numbers.
Studies show that online consumers are concerned about security and privacy. That means web retailers must ensure they are taking all the steps necessary to ensure a safe and transparent shopping experience.
The defendants allegedly compromised the credit card data of 80,000 customers and made millions of dollars in unauthorized purchases.
As of Monday, at least 80 people were victimized by credit and debit card readers being tampered with.
Proper DNS management by organizations is critical to protecting against threats and staying online during the busy holiday months.
Sony's PlayStation Network again has been hit by hackers, but the limited damage that resulted could point to strides being made by the electronics giant.
Much of the surge can be blamed on SQL injection and the use of exploit toolkits, according to researchers at Dell SecureWorks.