Or­a­cle says Mi­cros credit card read­ers hacked

The Myanmar Times - - International Business -

US busi­ness soft­ware colos­sus Or­a­cle has con­firmed that hack­ers in­fected soft­ware in Mi­cros credit card scan­ners used at ho­tels and restau­rants around the world.

“Or­a­cle Se­cu­rity has de­tected and ad­dressed ma­li­cious code in cer­tain legacy Mi­cros sys­tems,” read a copy of a let­ter to cus­tomers ob­tained by AFP.

“Or­a­cle is re­quir­ing Mi­cros cus­tomers to change the pass­words for all Mi­cros ac­counts.”

Or­a­cle bought Mi­cros two years ago in a deal val­ued at $5.3 bil­lion. At the time of the ac­qui­si­tion, Mi­cros tech­nol­ogy was used in more than 330,000 restau­rants, shops and ho­tels in some 180 coun­tries.

Or­a­cle did not re­veal the ex­tent or sever­ity of the at­tack, which com­puter as­sault news web­site www.Kreb­sOnSe­cu­rity.com at­trib­uted to a Rus­sian or­gan­ised crime group with a rep­u­ta­tion for hack­ing banks and shops.

Or­a­cle said in the let­ter that its in­ter­nal sys­tems and other cloud ser­vices were not breached, and that pay­ment card data was en­crypted both in tran­sit and while be­ing stored.

Height­ened se­cu­rity mea­sures have been put in place, ac­cord­ing to Cal­i­for­nia-base Or­a­cle. –

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