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POS Software can easily shattered reputation of company and it can cost companies million of dollars to heal their brand image. Moreover, it can also become difficult to recover brand image which is tarnished by malware attack. Eventually, point-sale- software are soft targets. In relation to secuirty breach, VISA and mastercard companies issued security alert and recommend point-of-sale vendors to double check their security layer.
The researcher has identified several malware attacks which has modular design and it has been written in .NET, it is most common software used for creation of POS malware. Malware attack uses number of features to get user information on networks and identity loopholes in POS Software in south-africa.
When virus is injected in point-of-sale software it swiftly store information of vendors database and makes difficult for Quick Service POS software in south-africa to perform tasks. Malware attack employs RAM scrapping component to identity credit card information which uses encrypted channel to communicate with its network.
These malware attacks is being used by cyber criminal organizations to steal credit card information on grand scale. These stolen information is sold on dump shops which are frequently found on internet. Stolen credit card information are being sold in higher margins. Retail POS Software in south-africa is attacked by different viruses to install POS malware. Malware can be install through number of ways one of them may include results of opening phishing emails.
Cyber criminals easily gains pathway to point-of-sale system so they gain get hold of login credentials when they respond to phishing and scam emails.