VISA warns of POS malware incidents at gas pumps across North America

VISA warns of POS malware incidents at gas pumps across North America

by Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day, ZDNet

VISA says it’s aware of POS malware being deployed on the networks of five North American fuel dispenser merchants.

Payments processor VISA says North American merchants who operate gas stations and gas pumps are facing a rash of attacks from cybercrime groups wanting to deploy point-of-sale (POS) malware on their networks.

In two security alerts published in November and December, respectively, VISA said its security team investigated at least five incidents of the sort.

The payments processor said cybercrime groups carried out attacks with the main purpose of gaining access to fuel dispenser merchants’ networks, where they installed POS malware.

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