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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…
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…
Executive Insight, Opinion, Security News

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…
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…
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, Data Breach, Malware, Retail, Security News

The many faces of Magecart: Report profiles groups behind card-skimming threat

Magecart, the e-commerce payment card-skimming threat that has recently victimized Ticketmaster, British Airways, Newegg and other notable companies, is primarily comprised of six major active cybercriminal groups, according to a new joint research report. All of these groups use a version the same skimmer toolset, but they rely on different strategies and in some cases have…
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…
Cybercrime, Malware, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

Magecart group compromises 17,000 domains by overwriting Amazon S3 buckets

One of the “Magecart” cybercriminal groups has infected more than 17,000 web domains with JavaScript-based payment card-skimming code by developing an automated process for finding and compromising misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets, researchers have reported. “These actors automatically scan for buckets which are misconfigured to allow anyone to view and edit the files it contains,” writes…
Cybercrime, Malware, Retail, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

Magecart hackers force turnover, steal data from Atlanta Hawks’ online shop

Cybercriminals using Magecart card-skimming code attacked the online store of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, stealing customers names, addresses and payment card numbers. The Sanguine Labs team at Sanguine Security identified the offending code on the store’s checkout page on Saturday April 20, according to a post on the security company’s website. But research from RiskIQ…
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