Friday, August 21, 2009

On the technical details of the breaches

We finally have some information about what really happened on Heartland, Hannaford and 7-Eleven breaches.

Even if the initial SQL injection was in a SSL connection (my assumption is there was no initial reaction due to lack of detection), the rest of the attack should still be easy to detect. What are these companies doing about network security monitoring and intrusion detection? Seems to me that this is a point where current PCI-DSS requirements might not be sufficient. Requirements 10, 11.4 and 11.5 are good candidates to be improved.


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