April 02, 2018//Ellen NeveuxLast Updated: November 18, 2020
Grab a burger at Sonic or roast beef sandwich from Arby’s and watch a new episode streaming on Netflix in your hotel room—what do these consumer-related activities have in common? Each retail business was hacked through a third party connection in the last year.
Retail point of sale (POS) is plagued by criminals whose business is hacking POS systems and devices. In 2013, the first big POS hack to hit the headlines was the Target data breach. The incident set the stage for most POS attacks to come—hackers infiltrated the retail giant’s network through a third-party vendor (in this case, the insecure connection of an HVAC contractor) and planted malicious code that collected credit card information on Target shoppers.
Fast forward to today and the same method is being used widely across the retail sector. Just a few recent examples include:
Across the retail landscape, e-commerce and brick and mortar businesses alike are at risk of losing data and dollars due to insecure third parties. For retail owners, using a secure remote access platform reduces the possibility of a security breach and gives you the tools to understand and manage who is on your network, and what they are doing.
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