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 purchases made during the Black Friday shopping period, Sanguine Security reported in a Dec. 2 blog post that detailed the ongoing campaign.

According to Sanguine, was just one of several "high-profile" sites to be compromised just prior to Black Friday by the same actor, which has been registering malicious domains such as and in order to appear affiliated with Sanguine protection services. During the registration process, the actor even fraudulently used the same of Sanguine Security researcher Willem de Groot and entered a fake address in Amsterdam, the country where Sanguine is located.

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