Monday, 10 July 2017

Biometric data stolen from corporate lunch rooms system

A US payment kiosk vendor has been stung by malware scum. Avanti Markets helps employers monetise the lunch-room and get rid of counter-service, going beyond a simple vending machine to cover the whole sandwiches-fruit-drinks-junk-food with one payment system. Last week, as first spotted by Brian Krebs, the company posted this breach notice. The outfit explains it’s telling people their personal information, payment card data, and maybe biometric data, is at risk. The biometrics in question seem to be fingerprints, since that’s what the company pitches as a payment convenience and security feature. The breach – a malware infection on “some Avanti Markets” – meant the attackers got access to customer information on infected machines.

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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register

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