Recently we have read that the FBI and some other federal agencies have been attacked by hackers. Their payoff has been $1.5 million in printer cartridges.
The process chosen this time was to take the identity of the FBI and place ink orders to the suppliers of the agency.
You can imagine that if a hacker is successful using the FBI name, it is also possible with any other company name.
Indeed the high value of printer supplies makes it very attractive to any criminal. A stolen cartridge can easily be sold in the market in just hours. Though the amount stolen in general is significant, what grabs our attention is that these actions take place over long periods of time. A Hospital in New York found out that an employee had been stealing cartridges over a period of at least 2 and a half years valued at $1.5 million!
Except for the case of the FBI, the other known cases were discovered by chance: because the delinquent made very evident errors (the article about the FBI case does not specify).
If you are billing pages you should know that you are not free from having your toner stolen at some point during the long process from ordering to installing it into the printer. Indeed, around 9% of the cartridges shipped to a medium to large organization never reach the printer, meaning they get lost (stolen, forgotten in a closet, and delivered to the wrong person or whatever). But if criminal intention is the purpose, this % can grow dramatically to up to 50%.
You have the opportunity to vaccinate yourself and your customers. Nubeprint has been designed to neutralize any criminal action. The auto-fulfillment system unique to Nubeprint tracks every single toner needed individually, linking it to the printer and tracking the cartridge till its installation. It is virtually impossible to steal a cartridge managed by Nubeprint. The system would instantly identify such circumstance, so that you can neutralize it.
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End customers and dealers can enjoy full protection against criminal actions using Nubeprint. Nubeprint’s auto-fulfillment also improves the usage of supplies, so that the need to keep stock on site is eliminated, and helps ensures every single cartridge is used until it is empty.