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MICROS Breach: What Happened?


Anti-Malware , Data Breach , Technology

MICROS Breach: What Happened? Potential Russian Cybercrime Gang Link Could Spell Big Trouble Tracy Kitten (FraudBlogger) • August 11, 2016

The apparent breach of a system support portal used by Oracle to remotely access and service MICROS point-of-sale systems raised alarms earlier this week, after Oracle warned customers in a letter that it "has detected and addressed malicious code in certain legacy MICROS systems."

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To date, however, Oracle has remained quiet about just how bad the breach might be. That's concerning, since MICROS Systems - acquired by Oracle in 2014 - builds point-of-sale software and hardware which it says gets used across 330,000 customer sites in 180 countries. Furthermore, security blogger Brian Krebs reports that the attack appears to be linked to the Russian crime ring behind Carbanak, which is banking malware that's been tied to numerous past...(continued)

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