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Phishing/Social Engineering Most Common Causes of POS-System Compromises

August 14, 2018 | Threats & Incidents

Phishing and other social engineering facilitate nearly half (47 percent) of the POS-system compromises investigated by Trustwave. These can happen when administrators don’t properly segregate the cardholder data environment from the rest of the network. Remote access was the second leading cause of POS compromise (23 percent), followed by malicious insiders at 13 percent.


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