Cybercriminals have devised a card-skimming scheme that involves creating a phishing page that impersonates a retailer's third-party payment service platform (PSP).

Certain e-commerce websites outsource their financial transactions by redirecting customers to a secure page operated by PSP companies. But in this scam, discovered by researchers at Malwarebytes, the malicious actors swap out the genuine PSP payment processing page with a fraudulent one that asks for customers' personal and financial data. These details will then be skimmed and exfiltrated to an attacker-controlled server.

The hybrid skimmer-phishing page appears to be a copy of a legit CommWeb payment processing page from CommonwealthBank in Australia. In a company blog post, Malwarebytes Director of Threat Intelligence Jerome Segura noted that the page was designed specifically crafted for an Australian store that runs the PrestaShop Content Management System (CMS) and uses the Commonwealth Bank platform to accept payments.

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