One unlucky man inherits a lot of problems

David Ellis, Director of Forensic Investigations
By: David Ellis
The following post is a segment in my Forensic Files series. I’ve found the best way to inspire better security practices is to show examples of true security blunders. Hopefully the security failures I’ve seen while investigating compromised businesses will help you realize some actions you should take to ensure your own business’ security.

Looking for a good turnkey investment, a man buys a small delicatessen. The deli appeared to always be busy, had a good community reputation, and the financials looked strong. The new owner thought he covered everything before buying the deli, but he overlooked one small important detail. Three months later, the new owner’s merchant bank advised him that his customer’s credit cards were being stolen, and the number of stolen credit cards was staggering.

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David Ellis (GCIH, QSA, PFI, CISSP) is Director of Forensic Investigations at SecurityMetrics with over 25 years of law enforcement and investigative experience. Check out his other blog posts.

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