Visa issued two security alerts last year, in April and August, warning merchants of attacks using memory-parsing PoS malware.
“Since January 2013, Visa has seen an increase in network intrusions involving retail merchants,” Visa said in its August advisory. “Once inside the merchant’s network, the hacker will install memory parser malware on the Windows based cash register system in each lane or on the Back-of-the-House (BOH) servers to extract full magnetic stripe data in random access memory (RAM).”
*BUMP* the fact that ***Microsoft Windows*** lousy insecure junkware is the root cause of the massive Target private data exposure. This is in spite of any BS that the tedious shill nokiasofty might lay down on this message board.