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 Software Technologies, recently discovered the skimming scam after shopping for toys on sesamestreetlivestore.com, the official e-commerce website for the Sesame Street Live! touring show. The store, which has been temporarily taken down, runs on an e-commerce platform from Austin-based software company Volusion. (Related site www.sesamestreetlive.com is apparently unaffected and still up and running.)
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