Brian Krebs is reporting yet another potential retail breach, this time with sandwich chain Jimmy John’s. Fraud analysts at financial institutions have reportedly traced stolen credit card activity back to the nationwide chain and to multiple locations. The company has not made a statement regarding the supposed breach, but did say they are currently working with authorities to investigate the situation.
If this is yet another mega retailer breach, it would add to the growing list of chains that have been victim to point-of-sale breaches resulting in massive numbers of credit cards being compromised joining Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, White Lodging, P.F. Chang’s, Sally Beauty and more recently Goodwill Industries.
At Black Hat (Booth #141), Tripwire will be hosting a presentation and book signing from Slava Gomzin, author of “Hacking Point of Sale: Payment Application Secrets, Threats, and Solutions” on Wednesday the 6th at 5PM. Slava will be discussing some of these recent hacks and now organizations can prevent them. We also have a free chapter from the book that outlines point-of-sale architectures and vulnerabilities.