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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,

Oracle security engineers found malware in some systems run by MICROS and identified the affected systems and blocked malicious processes and unauthorized network connections, the company said in an undated letter and FAQ sent to customers, which it provided to USA TODAY on Monday.

In the letter, Oracle assured customers that “payment card data is encrypted both at rest and in transit in the MICROS hosted environment.”

Whether that meant actual customer financial data was accessed by the hackers in unknown.