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Malware Inside the Credit Card Machine

(Update, July 2009: A BusinessWeek article puts the company’s side; maybe I was a little too harsh on them in this post.) This gives you an idea of how bad malware is getting, and how much we’re underestimating it: a U.S.. company that processes credit card transactions has just revealed that malware inside its computers may have stolen the details of more than 100 million credit card transactions. That would make it the biggest breach in history. Heartland Payment Systems, one of the fifth largest U.S. processors in terms of volume, began receiving reports of fraudulent activity late last year. But it took until lastContinue readingMalware Inside the Credit Card Machine

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