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 Malwarebytes to further analyze the threats and report the findings.

According to Malwarebytes, the steganography-based skimmer is the first documented skimmer to use this technique, which commonly involves hiding code within harmless-looking imagery.

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