Rutters, the Central Pennsylvania based company which offers a chain of convenience stores and gas stations across Maryland, and West Virginia has released a press statement on Saturday that the Point of Sale (PoS) machines operating in 71 of its locations were hit by credentials stealing malware which could have allowed hacker/s to steal credit card data through some POS terminals.
News is out that a third party first informed Rutters about a possible data breach after which it launched a detailed investigation and discovered that some of the PoS terminals operating at its food supply chain were infected by malware which made hackers access critical details of those who used the services of the food supplier.
It’s said that the discovered malware had the tendency to track down data such as card numbers, expiration date, internal verification codes, along with cardholder’s name.
IT Staff of Rutters suspects that the hackers might have accessed data from the POS terminals between Oct 1st, 2018 till May 29th, 2019.
An official statement released on Monday states that the PoS machines used in Rutter’s Car washes, ATMs and Lottery Machines were free from malware.
The Food and Beverages supplier stated that the malware has been removed from its transaction machines and all security measures have been implemented to see that such cyber attacks never get repeated in the future.
Note- Since 2017, Rutter’s has also allowed video gaming terminals to be installed in five of the Truck Stop establishments.