Data Breach-stricken UPS Unaware of PoS Malware for months

| Aug 22, 2014

Just as news of one large point of sale (SuperValu) hack begins to recede, another pops up to reclaim the headlines. This time the victim is shipping giant United Parcel Service (UPS), which has confirmed a long-running data breach at 51 of its UPS Stores, across 24 states.

“This shows that sophistication of IT isn’t an inoculation against a breach,” said Steve Hultquist, chief evangelist at RedSeal Networks. “The combination of complexity and continuous change–including both growth and technological advancement–mean that it’s virtually impossible to be aware of all the potential paths of attack.”