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Five strategies to stop Magecart

For decades, companies focused their security budgets heavily on protecting their servers against intruders. Everything inside the firewall became sacred ground, especially after GDRP brought forward record-breaking fines for data breaches. But the past months brought forward a new threat that is catching small and large corporations alike unprepared: Magecart. As attackers evolve their M.O.…
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

Three Magecart operatives arrested in Indonesia

Several members of a group allegedly behind hundreds of Magecart-style attacks were arrested last month in Indonesia as the result of an international law enforcement operation. Interpol’s ASEAN Cyber Capability Desk and the Indonesian National Police just announced late last week the December 20, 2019 arrest of three members of a group allegedly behind a…
Officials preparing for cyber attacks, scams as Olympics nears
Malware, Security News

Magecart Group 12 named as actor behind Olympic ticket POS attack

The ticket reselling sites olympictickets2020.com and eurotickets2020.com reportedly have been compromised with Magecart POS skimming malware. Magecart was first spotted on the two sites , which deal in tickets for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics EUFA Euro 2020, and were detailed In late January by researchers Jacob Pimental and Max Kersten and RiskIQ took the…
Data Breach, Security News

Evidence tying Cobalt Group to Magecart Group 4 unveiled

The security firms Malwarebytes and HYAS have strung together several pieces of evidence that they believe tie Magecart Group 4 to the Cobalt Group. The two companies found that the Cobalt Group and Magecart Group 4 have several overarching similarities, such as the use of advanced techniques during their attacks and a history with banking…
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12 checklist items for defeating Magecart attacks

Magecart groups have made many successful attacks on high-profile companies over the past two years. In a Magecart attack, attackers covertly inject credit card skimming code into the checkout pages of e-commerce websites to exfiltrate data on thousands of customers. While some might only remember Magecart from the 2018 British Airways breach, one of these…
Malware, Security News

Magecart POS malware found on Forbes subscription page

The publisher Forbes appears to be the most recent victim of malicious actors pushing Magecart POS skimming malware. Security researcher Troy Mursch, of Bad Packets Reports, set off the alarm on Twitter indicating Forbes magazine subscription website had been infected and was removing credit card data, Tripwire reported. As with other Magecart cases, the malware…
Cybercrime, Security News

New Magecart group using new tactics hits French ad firm

Researchers at Trend Micro and RiskIQ have pulled the curtain away from a new Magecart sub-group that managed to insert card skimmer code into more than 200 companies by using a third-party vendor as an unwitting accomplice. The new malicious team, tagged Magecart Group 12, managed to inject their malware into the JavaScript library of…
Perspectives

12 checklist items for defeating Magecart attacks

Magecart groups have made many successful attacks on high-profile companies over the past two years. In a Magecart attack, attackers covertly inject credit card skimming code into the checkout pages of e-commerce websites to exfiltrate data on thousands of customers. While some might only remember Magecart from the 2018 British Airways breach, one of these…
Cybercrime, Data Breach, Security News

No fly-by-night operation: Researchers suspect Magecart group behind British Airways breach

A forensic analysis of the recent British Airways data breach has turned up evidence pointing to the involvement of Magecart, the same cybercriminal organization linked to a similar breach earlier this year affecting Ticketmaster. Moreover, it appears as if Magecart customized the digital payment skimmer it typically uses against retail companies to specifically target the…
Miscreants infected a poker player's laptop malware that monitored his every online gambling move.
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

New way to lose at poker? Card game domains infected with Magecart skimmer

Cybercriminals are upping the ante when it comes to compromising websites with Magecart payment card skimmers, as evidence by the recent discovery of two infected web domains used by poker enthusiasts. A Malwarebytes blog post this week identified the two affected web pages as pokertracker.com and its subdomain pt4pokertracker.com. Both are related to a software…
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