$200,000 in Credit Card Fraud Linked to Fla. Restaurant

| September 28, 2010

As reported from BankInformationSecurity.com, a summertime spike in credit card fraud in the Tallahassee, Fla., region is linked to one restaurant that had its point of sale software targeted by hackers, resulting in $200,000 in fraud losses.

Julie's Place, a Tallahassee eatery, was identified by the Leon County Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Unit as the source of the card compromises, which involve more than 100 consumer accounts. This incident is only one of several payment card crimes reported in Florida this summer.

The twist in this case: The hackers targeted the data somewhere between the network and the restaurant's processor. This breach has prompted the major credit card companies to request a full forensic investigation of the incident. Meanwhile, the manufacturer of the payment software says its system was not the cause of breach.

Read the full article from BankInformationSecurity.com.

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