The only comments from MICROS/Oracle at this point is that everyone needs to change their passwords. No word on if any credit card information was compromised.
This brings up a few reminders - no matter what point of sale system you are using:
- Make sure that you are using the most current/recent version of any point of sale software
- Perform regular PCI scans to ensure that everything in your business is PCI compliant
- No actual credit or debit card information should be flowing through the system as regular numbers
- Make sure that you have business class computer equipment as well as anti-virus and malware software that is always scanning and always updating
Right now I'm glad that I no longer work for a MICROS/Oracle Partner as I'm sure that there are a lot of irate customers right now wondering what they should do. I already have a lot of MICROS users contact me about other restaurant POS systems to use so this may up the call volume even more.
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