The government has been issuing warnings for a month now, and finally organizations are beginning to listen.
On Friday, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a release encouraging retailers using Point of Sale systems (PoS) to proactively check for malware infections. While always a good practice, recent releases are in response to multiple breaches that occurred last week and throughout 2014. So far, seven PoS providers/vendors have confirmed that clients of their in-store cash register systems are affected. Keep in mind, these are only the companies to have publicly come forward. It is estimated that over 1,000 American businesses have been affected; the number may be higher.