Experts Comment: Landry’s Inc Hacked Despite End-to-end Encryption

Landry’s Inc., a restaurant and hospitality corporation that owns popular eateries such as McCormick and Schmick’s, Rainforest Cafe and Del Frisco’s, was infected by malware that infected its order-entry systems to steal customer payment card information. The malware was able to infiltrate Landry’s systems despite having end-to-end encryption enabled.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Justin Fox, Director of DevOps Engineering ,  NuData Security
January 06, 2020
The entire payment chain needs to be secured on the technology side while paying special attention to the human element.
The Landry breach is a prime example of why all credit card systems have to be secured throughout the payment chain, including devices that are not meant to store credit card information. At the same time, without educating employees, it is only a matter of time before bad actors find the weak spot and capitalize on it. The entire payment chain needs to be secured on the technology side while payi ....
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Sudhakar Ramakrishna, CEO,  Pulse Secure
January 06, 2020
Even with data protection mechanisms enabled, hackers were able to exploit older POS systems with malware.
The Landry’s breach illustrates a fundamental cybersecurity challenge in 2020: businesses are forced to deal with increasingly sophisticated threats while also rapidly adopting new technologies that can introduce new exposures. Even with data protection mechanisms enabled, hackers were able to exploit older POS systems with malware to gain access to customer data. To manage the growing range of ....
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