New ModPipe malware targets hospitality, hotel point of sale systems

A new Point-of-Sale (PoS) malware is targeting devices used by “hundreds of thousands” of organizations in the hospitality sector, researchers have warned.

Dubbed ModPipe, the malware is a backdoor able to harvest sensitive information in PoS devices running Oracle Micros Restaurant Enterprise Series (RES) 3700, management software that is particularly popular in the United States.

RES 3700 is described by Oracle as the “most widely installed restaurant management software in the industry today.” The software suite is used to manage PoS, loyalty programs, reporting, inventory, promotions, and mobile payment.

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Source: ZDNet