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Avanti Food Kiosk Hack

Author: Michael Patterson / Source: Information Security Buzz

Avanti Markets, which own snack and drink vendor machines across the US, has suffered a breach and has admitted that hackers might have compromised not only customers’ credit card accounts,but also the physical biometrics associated with those accounts. A security researcher has characterized this hack as a classic case of an IoT threat where a network controlled device maintained by a third party was not properly patched, audited or controlled. Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer commented below.

Michael Patterson, CEO at Plixer:

“Vending machines have been vulnerable to hacking and thefts since the day they were brought to market. However, with IoT technology,…

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