back to article Lightspeed PoS vendor breached, sensitive database tapped

Point of sales vendor Lightspeed has been breached with password, customer data, and API keys possibly exposed. Lightspeed has notified customers in an email saying that the information was contained in a compromised database but was not confirmed to be stolen. It boasts more than 38,000 customers transacting $12bn annually …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Remind me ...

    what does PoS also stand for ?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Remind me ...

      Point of Sale

      1. Fatman
        Joke

        Re: Remind me ...

        WRONG!!!!

        Try

        Piece

        Of

        Shit!!!!

        which describes the security often found in such systems.

  2. Will Godfrey Silver badge
    Happy

    Impressive

    " It boats more than 38,000 customers"

    So they're into refugee transport too!

    1. Marc 25

      Re: Impressive

      Yeah but you don't want a breach in your boats

  3. pig

    I hate it when they say this

    "However, there is no indication that any specific data, including any personal information, has been taken or used"

    Time after time companies are forced to admit intrusions, and then try to pass it off by making out that perhaps those who hacked into the database then would decide not to copy any of the information from it.

    Every time a communications or marketing person issues such a statement they should be slapped with a wet fish and made to paint their usernames, passwords and banking details on the front of their houses. If they are so sure these things are not likely to be used.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    advanced encryption technology...

    Relax folks... we used our old friend MD5...

  5. FlamingDeath Bronze badge

    Idiocracy

    I wonder if future generations will look back on this era of clusterfucks and wonder to themselves, "if only they had learnt to code properly"

    Looking at you Adobe!

    How long until laws are drawn up to lock these muppets up for good?

    Can we name ANY software house out there in the World, which hasn't sneezed at a screen and called it software?

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