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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, Malware, Retail, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

New Magecart skimmers practice steganography, data transfer via WebSocket

A researcher has discovered a pair of new Magecart-style web skimmers, each one featuring an evasion technique that’s not typically employed by this breed of malware: steganography and the transfer a data via the WebSocket protocol. The researcher, who uses the handle @AffableKraut, posted his two findings on Twitter last month, prompting the team from…
Data Breach, Security News

Wawa POS system compromised for 10 months, cybersecurity pros weigh in

Wawa convenience stores is reporting a massive data breach that impacted payment card transactions potentially at all of its 800 locations. Malicious actors managed to place malware on Wawa’s in-store and fuel pump POS systems starting on March 4, 2019 with all of its stores most likely being compromised by April 22. The company discovered…
Features, Security News

Cybersecurity takes the stage

No longer just the concern of IT, cybersecurity is the bad boy headliner that dominates centerstage and all stages beyond.  Teri Robinson reports.  At the recent Lonestar Blues and Heritage Festival in, where else, Texas, fans bounced between the main stage where headliners strutted their stuff and the porch stage where more modest acts plucked their guitars – and…
Cybercrime, Retail, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

Magecart skimmer group guns for Smith & Wesson’s Black Friday sales

The e-commerce website of weapons manufacturer Smith & Wesson has been targeted by a Magecart payment card-skimming group that’s been using lookalike domain names to impersonate payment anti-fraud company Sanguine Security. The Smith & Wesson website was compromised with a JavaScript-based skimmer last Wednesday, Nov. 27 – in time to steal card information for any…
Retail, Security News

Black Friday, Cyber Monday scams are on the loose, businesses need to prepare

Consumers stumbling to the couch in a turkey-induced coma with their laptop or phone in hand ready to hit the cyber-holiday sales are not alone in being targeted by cybercriminals. Retailers and businesses also may be affected by the dramatic increase in malicious threats that target shoppers looking for buys on Black Friday and Cyber…
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Data Breach, Ransomware, Security News

Macys.com Magecart attack yields payment, personal info

Hackers accessed macys.com’s “Checkout” and “My Wallet” pages early last month and added malicious script to lift shoppers’ personal information, such as credit card data, then send it to a remote site. The company discovered the Oct. 7 hack on Oct. 15 when it observed “a suspicious connection” between macys.com and the remote website, the company said in…
Fraudsters boldly entered the store to plant skimming devices.
Retail, Security News

Skimming malware found on American Cancer Society’s online store

One Magecart group decided that helping cancer victims is not enough of a reason to deter them from hitting the American Cancer Society’s online store with skimming malware. Sanguine Security found the malware on www.shop.cancer.org/ hiding behind the GoogleTagManager code. The store sells t-shirts emblazoned with the organization’s logo. “It searches for “’checkout’ (Y2hlY2tvdXQ=) and…
Cybercrime, Malware, Retail, Security News, Web Services Security, E-Commerce Security, Website/Web Server Security

Magecart attack on e-commerce service impacts Sesame Street store and many more

Magecart hackers found out how to get to Sesame Street’s online store – and in all likelihood thousands more merchants – by initially compromising e-commerce and shopping cart service provider Volusion to deliver the credit card-skimming code. Israel-based security researcher Marcel Afrahim, who for his day job works as a research developer at Check Point…
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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