Threat actors have shown a major uptick in formjacking attacks targeting e-commerce sites with researchers blocking nearly a quarter million attempts since mid-August 2018.

Formjacking is an attack in which malicious JavaScript code designed to steal payment card information along with other data from payment forms is injected into the checkout web pages of e-commerce sites.

First an attacker injects malicious script into the targeted page, then the user loads web page and fills in form to make purchase, when the user submits form to complete purchase data is sent to merchant site and a copy is sent to the attacker.

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