DailyTech – Hackers “Hit the Easy Button”, Breach Staples’ Credit Card System

By | October 23, 2014

Breach is reported limited to roughly dozen stores in the Northeast, may only affects a couple thousand customers

Source: www.dailytech.com

A small but growing number of retailers have safeguarded customers by ditching Windows XPe and moving to enterprise Linux distributions.  Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW), the Home Depot’s chief rival, reportedly uses OpenSUSE for its PoS systems.  Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (PZZA), America’s fourth largest takeout and pizza delivery chain, reportedly runs on Fedora Linux from Red Hat, Inc. (RHT).

Staples was using AS/400 with XPe clients (like Home Depot and like Target)