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Network of 330,000 Cash Registers is Hacked

POS System
By: Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the largest point-of-sale payment systems in the hospitality industry, used in restaurants and hotels globally, has been breached by a Russian organized crime group, computer security writer Brian Krebs reported Monday.

The breach occurred in systems run by MICROS Systems, which was purchased by Oracle in 2014.READ MORE

8 Qualities Of The World’s First Michelin-Starred Street Food Chef

Food Service: First Michelin Star Food Stand
Photo Credit Yong Teck Lim
By Eric Sim

For 30 years, he worked 100 hours a week and, in the last 8 years, he has been selling chicken noodle for less than US$2 a plate. Today, Mr Chan Hon Meng’s small and modest soya sauce chicken noodle stall made dining history as it became the first street food stall in the world to be awarded a Michelin star.READ MORE

Square Experimented at Coachella, and Apple Should Like What Happened

Image Source: SQUARE
By Adam Levy via The Motley Fool May 15, 2016

If you went to Coachella this year, you may have noticed that every vendor was using Square (NYSE:SQ) credit card terminals to process payments. The payments processor was the exclusive point of sale for the music and arts festival, providing its new EMV chip-enabled hardware to the organizers. Square started taking pre-orders for the chip-reader terminals in the fourth quarter, and orders reached nearly half a million in the first quarter.READ MORE