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Mercury Payment Systems. Dan Osby Director, Technical Services Technical Lead, Incident Response dosby@mercurypay.com. Recent Statistics. Organized crime has learned to hack Level 4 merchants are new target 84% were from PC based POS systems

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mercury payment systems

Mercury Payment Systems

Dan Osby

Director, Technical Services

Technical Lead, Incident Response

dosby@mercurypay.com

recent statistics

Recent Statistics

  • Organized crime has learned to hack
  • Level 4 merchants are new target
  • 84% were from PC based POS systems
  • Approximately 60% were within the restaurant environment
compromise statistics
Compromise Statistics

Cases by Card Acceptance

About 5 out of every 6 cases is a traditional Brick and Mortar environment.

Card Present Merchants are not aware of these risks!

compromise statistics1
Compromise Statistics

Merchant Error vs. 3rd Party Error

Majority of the compromises were caused by a fault in the service provided by a 3rd party to a merchant.

POS developers, integrators, IT firms are not following PCI DSS and leaving merchants at risk!

what if a security loss occurs
What if a Security Loss Occurs?
  • If a loss is suspected, a forensics audit is done at merchant’s cost
  • Forensics report can expose reseller deficiencies
  • If a loss did occur, fines will be assessed
  • The merchant is responsible but may be able to successfully sue other service providers
in addition to the upgrade what is needed
In addition to the upgrade, what is needed?
  • Other Actions:
    • Internet connected sites should have a properly configured firewall protecting them from unsolicited external connections
    • Remote access software should be turned off when not in use
    • All passwords should be complex and not shared among sites or users
    • Updated anti-virus software and OS patches
    • Always be aware of changes to your POS environment!
disclosure
Disclosure

Data Security Disclosure

- Notify your merchants

- Completely customizable

- Send by certified mail or in

person to ensure delivery