In 2011, hackers stole thousands of credit card numbers from the point of sale systems in pizzerias across the United States. This June, another major breach targeted customers of a national casual dining chain. Just last week, the Delaware Restaurant Association warned merchants of the cause of a series of attacks on restaurants in that region, and the first news of a breach at a national quick-service chain hit the wires.
The common threat?
Remote access software—the tools typically used for point of sale technical support, and sometimes by restaurant operators to manage menus or reporting off-site.