Going shopping? Perhaps at your local charity shop? The past few years have seen an increase in malware designed to infiltrate Point of Sale systems – otherwise known as tills – with the explicit purpose of harvesting payment card data processed by those devices. With many tills running on out-of-date software it’s going to get easier to for the bad guys to steal the card data. When’s the last time you patched your PoS systems?
Threat reports consistently highlight the types of business that are targeted by card fraudsters. It’s often been the leisure and hotel industry that feature highly in those lists and it would become a problem for charities if the high street charity shop was seen as an unsafe place to use your credit card.