back to article Hackers claim they breached Aussie point-of-sale tech firm, try to sell 'customer DB'

Hackers are claiming to have hacked Australian point-of-sale technology (PoS) company H&L Australia, and have been claiming to potential buyers that they had lifted its customer database. They were already offering it for sale for AU$22,000 ($16,580, £12,723) more than two months ago. If indeed they have hacked into H&L, …

  1. frank ly

    Did I read that right?

    The password was 'admin'?

    I hope the buyer changed it to something more secure.

    1. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Did I read that right?

      @frank ly

      Double D'oh from the story:

      password; homer16

      1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge

        Re: Did I read that right?

        Well, homer17 would have been too hard to crack.

        1. Adam 1

          Re: Did I read that right?

          But the advances in computer power mean that homer17 should be crackable someone next year. I'd go something more secure like homer21.

  2. Anonymous Coward
  3. Tom 7

    Woolworths pub chain?

    I'd love a pub with a pick and mix!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Woolworths pub chain?

      nuts and scratchings?

      You don't want sweets, it'll ruin your beer!

      ( I don't understand how people can eat cake while drinking at parties ).

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    How to use SSL

    These guys don't seem to know about any security methods, why have an SSL for their client portal if they don't enforce it?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Point of Sale confusion

    A Pin Entry Device is not the same as a Point of Sale...just sayin'

  6. benderama

    Why did "Alex Holden, founder of US-based intelligence company Hold Security." not report this information to CERT himself, or the victims? Why did he offer it to a news publisher?

    Sounds really, really shady.

  7. Darisk

    Can we evade from this vulnerability by changing PIN number?

  8. Dariskter

    I think Smart cards with embedded chips are free from such attacks

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like