Forever 21 Found Malware and Encryption Disabled on its PoS Devices

Forever 21’s investigation into a data breach first reported in November 2017 has revealed malware planted on the retailer’s point-of-sale systems (PoS) as well as encryption disabled on some of the devices.

The retailer, which had been using encryption on its payment system since 2015, received a report in mid-October indicating unauthorized access to payment card data at certain stores.

Following an investigation with payment technology and security firms, Forever 21 said in an update posted late last week that encryption technology on some point-of-sale (PoS) devices was not always on, and that it had found signs of unauthorized network access and malware installed on PoS devices to search for payment card data.

Read more about the recent findings of the investigation into the Forever 21 data breach on DarkReading.

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