Hundreds Of Counterfeit Online Shoe Stores Injected With Credit Card Skimmer – Comments

Malwarebytes researchers have discovered a credit card skimmer injected into hundreds of fraudulent sites selling brand name shoes. Many of these sites have been infected with malware that skims credit card information during the checkout process. All of the sites were running outdated versions of the Magento e-commerce platform and the PHP programming language it utilizes.


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Ameet Naik, Security Evangelist ,  PerimeterX
December 12, 2019
Short-lived counterfeit sites simply have no incentive to protect user data like credit card numbers.
Digital skimming and Magecart attacks are the biggest threat to even legitimate e-commerce sites. Short-lived counterfeit sites simply have no incentive to protect user data like credit card numbers. They use off-the-shelf platforms like Magento to quickly build an e-commerce site, promote it until the inventory runs out and then shut it down. This is a ripe playground for Magecart gangs since the ....
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