According to Nation’s Restaura""nt News, “Foodservice companies are among the most prime targets for computer hackers, according to a recent report by a security services firm.”

“Food and beverage companies were associated with 57 percent of the more than 220 data system breaches investigated last year by Chicago-based Trustwave. About half of the foodservice companies with system breaches operated five or fewer locations. Eighty-five percent of the incidences investigated involved payment card data, the firm found. In its 2011 Global Security Report released Wednesday, Trustwave also found that hackers are increasingly targeting mobile users as companies improve the security on their data networks. Mobile device offer criminals easy access to corporate authentication credentials, sensitive data and trade secrets, Trustwave said.”

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