On Dec. 19, 2019, Wawa, a US-based chain of convenience stores and gas stations, sent a notice to customers about the discovery of a point-of-sale (POS) compromise; Wawa discovered card-stealing malware installed on in-store payment processing systems and fuel dispensers at potentially all Wawa locations.

This massive point of sale (POS) malware breach demonstrates how the financially motivated threat actors target both online channels as well as the in-store systems in order to obtain payment data and monetize their haul by reselling it to individual fraudsters



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