Recently, four Romanian hackers were found guilty of hacking over 200 quick service establishments, including 150 Subway restaurants. The hackers compromised over 80,000 credit card numbers and made millions of dollars of unauthorized purchases.
According to this Forbes article, the hackers scanned the internet for vulnerable remote access software and pos systems.
Your Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) software is vulnerable and not on the list of PA-DSS validated payment applications.
At the end of January, 2013, your credit card processor will be required to kick you off his network.
SMPLink™ is a PA-DSS validated credit card interface software developed specifically for Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) users that integrates seamlessly with Merchant Link’s TransactionVault® – a system that stores sensitive cardholder data in a secure vault – not on your back office computer.
SMPLink™ has processed over 40 million transactions to date and has over 700 sites installed. SMPLink™ processes 2.75 Million PCI compliant credit transactions per month.
SMPLink™ is the ONLY PA-DSS compliant credit interface for the Panasonic System Manager Pro (SMP) pos system.
SMPLink™ supports all Panasonic integrated credit workstations and also supports GiveX, Stored Value, Valulink and Valutec Gift cards. We have processed over 350,000 gift card transactions to date.
If you are running integrated credit dards with SMP alone, you are at risk of a data breach.
Find SMPLink™ on the PCI Council List of Validated Payment Applications.