Targeted Malware Used in Florida Restaurant PoS Breach



A $200,000 credit card fraud is suspected to have resulted from hackers compromising the Point-of-Sale (POS) system at a Florida restaurant with malware specifically designed for it.

Dave Wendland, the owner of Julie’s Place, a Tallahassee eating house dating back to 1978, began learning from his customers of fraudulent out-of-state charges on their credit cards back in July.

Soon afterward he was contacted by the Leon County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit, which was investigating a $200,000 fraud involving over 100 payment cards, that were all used at his business.

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