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Magecart Hackers Inject iFrame Skimmers in 19 Sites to Steal Payment Data

Magecart Hackers Inject iFrame Skimmers in 19 Sites to Steal Payment Data
Apr 02, 2020
Cybersecurity researchers today uncovered an ongoing new Magecart skimmer campaign that so far has successfully compromised at least 19 different e-commerce websites to steal payment card details of their customers. According to a report published today and shared with The Hacker News, RiskIQ researchers spotted a new digital skimmer, dubbed " MakeFrame ," that injects HTML iframes into web-pages to phish payment data. MakeFrame attacks have been attributed to Magecart Group 7 for its approach of using the compromised sites to host the skimming code, load the skimmer on other compromised websites, and siphon off the stolen data. Magecart attacks usually involve bad actors compromising a company's online store to siphon credit card numbers and account details of users who're making purchases on the infected site by placing malicious JavaScript skimmers on payment forms. It's the latest in a series of attacks by Magecart, an umbrella term for eight diffe

TrueFire Guitar Tutoring Website Suffers Magecart-style Credit Card Breach

TrueFire Guitar Tutoring Website Suffers Magecart-style Credit Card Breach
Mar 17, 2020
Online guitar tutoring website TrueFire has apparently suffered a 'Magecart' style data breach incident that may have potentially led to the exposure of its customers' personal information and payment card information. TrueFire is one of the popular guitar tutoring websites with over 1 million users, where wanna-be-guitarists pay online to access a massive library of over 900 courses and 40,000 video lessons. Though TrueFire hasn't yet publicly disclosed or acknowledged the breach, The Hacker News learned about the incident after a few affected customers posted online  details of a notification they received from the company last week. The Hacker News also found a copy of the same ' Notice Of Data Breach ' uploaded recently to the website of Montana Department of Justice , specifically on a section where the government shares information on data breaches that also affect Montana residents. Confirming the breach, the notification reveals that an attack

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Researchers Uncover a Nigerian Hacker's Pursuit of his Million Dollar Dream

Researchers Uncover a Nigerian Hacker's Pursuit of his Million Dollar Dream
Mar 17, 2020
Social engineering-driven malware threats continue to be a big threat, but new research details how cybercriminals profit off such schemes to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars from stolen credit cards of unsuspecting victims. Cybersecurity firm Check Point Research, in a report shared with The Hacker news, uncovered the digital trail of a Nigerian cybercriminal, who went by the name of "Dton" and targeted hundreds of thousands of people under the moniker of "Bill Henry" by sending them malicious emails with custom-built malware. The company said it disclosed the findings to concerned Nigerian and international law enforcement authorities for further action. A multi-stage criminal scheme The operation began with Dton buying stolen credit card details from Ferrum Shop, an online marketplace that sells over 2.5 million stolen credit card credentials, and then charging them each $550 each to fraudulently net more than $100,000 in illicit transactions

Interpol Arrests 3 Indonesian Credit Card Hackers for Magecart Attacks

Interpol Arrests 3 Indonesian Credit Card Hackers for Magecart Attacks
Jan 25, 2020
The Indonesian National Police in a joint press conference with Interpol and cybersecurity firm Group-IB earlier today announced the arrest of three Magecart-style Indonesian hackers who had compromised hundreds of international e-commerce websites and stolen payment card details of their online shoppers. Dubbed ' Operation Night Fury ,' the investigation was led by Interpol's ASEAN Cyber Capability Desk, a joint initiative by law enforcement agencies of Southeast Asian countries to combat cybercrime. According to the press conference, all three accused (23, 26, and 35 years old) were arrested last year in December from Jakarta and Yogyakarta and charged with criminal laws related to the data theft, fraud, and unauthorized access. "The operation is still ongoing in the other five ASEAN countries with which the intelligence was also shared. This case marks the first successful multi-jurisdictional operation against the operators of JavaScript-sniffers in the re

Russian Pleads Guilty to Running 'CardPlanet' to Sell Stolen Credit Cards

Russian Pleads Guilty to Running 'CardPlanet' to Sell Stolen Credit Cards
Jan 24, 2020
Image credit: Times of Israel. Aleksei Burkov, a 29-year-old Russian hacker, on Thursday pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges for running two illegal websites that helped cyber criminals commit more than $20 million in credit card fraud. The first website Burkov operated was an online marketplace for buying and selling stolen credit card and debit card numbers—called Cardplanet —which roughly hosted 150,000 payment card details between the years 2009 and 2013. Cardplanet marketplace offered stolen payment card details for anywhere between $2.50 and $10 a card, depending on the card type, country of origin, and the availability of card owner information. The carding website even offered a paid service that allowed buyers to instantly verify if a stolen payment card were still valid. "Many of the cards offered for sale belonged to U.S. citizens. The stolen credit card data from more than 150,000 compromised payment cards was allegedly sold on Burkov's site and

Magecart Hackers Infect 17,000 Sites Through Misconfigured Amazon S3 Buckets

Magecart Hackers Infect 17,000 Sites Through Misconfigured Amazon S3 Buckets
Jul 11, 2019
Magecart strikes again! Cybersecurity researchers have identified yet another supply-chain attack carried out by payment card hackers against more than 17,000 web domains, which also include websites in the top 2,000 of Alexa rankings. Since Magecart is neither a single group nor a specific malware instead an umbrella term given to all those cyber criminal groups and individuals who inject digital card skimmers on compromised websites, it is not necessary for every one of them to use similar techniques with the same sophistication. A new report shared with The Hacker News prior to its release details a new supply-chain attack campaign wherein hackers are using shotgun approach instead of targeted attacks to infect a wide range of websites, preferring larger infection reach as possible over accuracy. Almost two months ago, security researchers from RiskIQ discovered supply-chain attacks involving credit card skimmers placed on several web-based suppliers, including AdMaxi

British Airways Fined £183 Million Under GDPR Over 2018 Data Breach

British Airways Fined £183 Million Under GDPR Over 2018 Data Breach
Jul 08, 2019
Britain's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) today hit British Airways with a record fine of £183 million for failing to protect the personal information of around half a million of its customers during last year's security breach . British Airways, who describes itself as "The World's Favorite Airline," disclosed a breach last year that exposed personal details and credit-card numbers of up to 380,000 customers and lasted for more than two weeks. At the time, the company confirmed that customers who booked flights on its official website (ba.com) and British Airways mobile app between August 21 and September 5 had had their details stolen by attackers. The cyberattack was later attributed to the infamous Magecart threat actor, one of the most notorious hacking groups specialized in stealing credit card details from poorly-secured websites, especially online eCommerce platforms. Magecart hackers have been known for using digital credit card ski

Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Cards from 103 Checkers and Rally's Restaurants

Hackers Stole Customers' Credit Cards from 103 Checkers and Rally's Restaurants
May 31, 2019
If you have swiped your payment card at the popular Checkers and Rally's drive-through restaurant chains in past 2-3 years, you should immediately request your bank to block your card and notify it if you notice any suspicious transaction. Checkers, one of the largest drive-through restaurant chains in the United States, disclosed a massive long-running data breach yesterday that affected an unknown number of customers at 103 of its Checkers and Rally's locations—nearly 15% of its restaurants. The impacted restaurants [ name, addresses and exposure dates ] reside in 20 states, including Florida, California, Michigan, New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Delaware, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. After becoming aware of a "data security issue involving malware" at some Checkers and Rally's locations, the company launched an extensive investigation which r

Ongoing Attack Stealing Credit Cards From Over A Hundred Shopping Sites

Ongoing Attack Stealing Credit Cards From Over A Hundred Shopping Sites
May 08, 2019
Researchers from Chinese cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360's NetLab have revealed details of an ongoing credit card hacking campaign that is currently stealing payment card information of customers visiting more than 105 e-commerce websites. While monitoring a malicious domain, www.magento-analytics[.]com , for over last seven months, researchers found that the attackers have been injecting malicious JS scripts hosted on this domain into hundreds of online shopping websites. The JavaScript scripts in question include the digital credit card skimming code that when execute on a site, automatically steal payment card information, such as credit card owner name, credit card number, expiration time, CVV information, entered by its customers. In an email Interview, NetLab researcher told The Hacker News that they don't have enough data to determine how hackers infected affected websites on the first place or what vulnerabilities they exploited, but did confirm that all affected

In-Depth Analysis of JS Sniffers Uncovers New Families of Credit Card-Skimming Code

In-Depth Analysis of JS Sniffers Uncovers New Families of Credit Card-Skimming Code
Apr 03, 2019
In a world that's growing increasingly digital, Magecart attacks have emerged as a key cybersecurity threat to e-commerce sites. Magecart, which is in the news a lot lately, is an umbrella term given to 12 different cyber criminal groups that are specialized in secretly implanting a special piece of code on compromised e-commerce sites with an intent to steal payment card details of their customers. The malicious code—well known as JS sniffers, JavaScript sniffers, or online credit card skimmers—has been designed to intercept users' input on compromised websites to steal customers' bank card numbers, names, addresses, login details, and passwords in real time. Magecart made headlines last year after cybercriminals conducted several high-profile heists involving major companies including British Airways , Ticketmaster , and Newegg , with online bedding retailers MyPillow and Amerisleep being recent victims of these attacks. The initial success of these attacks alread

Hackers Steal Customers' Credit Cards From Newegg Electronics Retailer

Hackers Steal Customers' Credit Cards From Newegg Electronics Retailer
Sep 19, 2018
The notorious hacking group behind the Ticketmaster and British Airways data breaches has now victimized popular computer hardware and consumer electronics retailer Newegg. Magecart hacking group managed to infiltrate the Newegg website and steal the credit card details of all customers who entered their payment card information between August 14 and September 18, 2018, according to a joint analysis from Volexity and RiskIQ . Magecart hackers used what researchers called a digital credit card skimmer wherein they inserted a few lines of malicious Javascript code into the checkout page of Newegg website that captured payment information of customers making purchasing on the site and then send it to a remote server. Active since at least 2015, the Magecart hacking group registered a domain called neweggstats(dot)com on August 13, similar to Newegg's legitimate domain newegg.com, and acquired an SSL certificate issued for the domain by Comodo for their website. A day l

OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers affected by Credit Card Breach

OnePlus confirms up to 40,000 customers affected by Credit Card Breach
Jan 19, 2018
OnePlus has finally confirmed that its online payment system was breached, following several complaints of fraudulent credit card transactions from its customers who made purchases on the company's official website. In a statement released today, Chinese smartphone manufacturer admitted that credit card information belonging to up to 40,000 customers was stolen by an unknown hacker between mid-November 2017 and January 11, 2018. According to the company, the attacker targeted one of its systems and injected a malicious script into the payment page code in an effort to sniff out credit card information while it was being entered by the users on the site for making payments. The malicious script was able to capture full credit card information, including their card numbers, expiry dates, and security codes, directly from a customer's browser window. " The malicious script operated intermittently, capturing and sending data directly from the user's browser. It ha

Forever 21 Confirms Security Breach Exposed Customer Credit Card Details

Forever 21 Confirms Security Breach Exposed Customer Credit Card Details
Jan 01, 2018
First notified in November of a data breach incident, popular clothing retailer Forever 21 has now confirmed that hackers stole credit card information from its stores throughout the country for several months during 2017. Although the company did not yet specify the total number of its customers affected by the breach, it did confirm that malware was installed on some point of sale (POS) systems in stores across the U.S. at varying times between April 3, 2017, and November 18, 2017. According to the company's investigation, which is still ongoing, the malware was designed to search for and likely steal sensitive customer credit card data, including credit card numbers, expiration dates, verification codes and, in some cases, cardholder names. Forever 21 has been using encryption technology since 2015 to protect its payment processing systems, but during the investigation, the company found that some POS terminals at certain stores had their encryption switched off, whic

Forever 21 Warns Shoppers of Payment Card Breach at Some Stores

Forever 21 Warns Shoppers of Payment Card Breach at Some Stores
Nov 15, 2017
Another day, another data breach. This time a fast-fashion retailer has fallen victim to payment card breach. American clothes retailer Forever 21 announced on Tuesday that the company had suffered a security breach that allowed unknown hackers to gain unauthorized access to data from payment cards used at a number of its retail locations. The Los Angeles based company, which operates over 815 stores in 57 countries, didn't say which of its stores were affected, but it did note that customers who shopped between March and October this year may be affected. Forever 21 learned of the breach after the retailer received a report from a third-party monitoring service, suggesting there may have been "unauthorized access to data from payment cards that were used at certain FOREVER 21 stores." Besides this, the company also revealed that it implemented encryption and token-based authentication systems in 2015 that are intended to protect transaction data on its point-

Whoops, Turns Out 2.5 Million More Americans Were Affected By Equifax Breach

Whoops, Turns Out 2.5 Million More Americans Were Affected By Equifax Breach
Oct 03, 2017
Equifax data breach was bigger than initially reported, exposing highly sensitive information of more Americans than previously revealed. Credit rating agency Equifax says an additional 2.5 million U.S. consumers were also impacted by the massive data breach the company disclosed last month, bringing the total possible victims to 145.5 million from 143 million. Equifax last month announced that it had suffered a massive data breach that exposed highly sensitive data of hundreds of millions of its customers, which includes names, social security numbers, dates of birth and addresses. In addition, credit card information for nearly 209,000 customers was also stolen, as well as certain documents with personally identifying information (PII) for approximately 182,000 Equifax consumers. The breach was due to a critical vulnerability ( CVE-2017-5638 ) in Apache Struts 2 framework, which Apache patched over two months earlier (on March 6) of the security incident. Equifax was e

Equifax Data Breach: Steps You should Take to Protect Yourself

Equifax Data Breach: Steps You should Take to Protect Yourself
Sep 08, 2017
Equifax has suffered one of the largest data breaches in history that has left highly sensitive data of as many as 143 million people —that's nearly half of the US population—in the hands of hackers. Based on the company's investigation, some unknown hackers managed to exploit a security flaw on the Equifax website and gained unauthorized access to certain files between mid-May and July 2017. The information accessed primarily include full names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and, in some cases, driver's license numbers—most of the information that's banks, insurance companies, and other businesses use to confirm a consumer identity. The company added that 209,000 credit card numbers were also obtained by the attackers, along with "certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers." Equifax is one of the three major organizations in the United States that calculates credit scor

Hackers Steal Payment Card Data From Over 1,150 InterContinental Hotels

Hackers Steal Payment Card Data From Over 1,150 InterContinental Hotels
Apr 20, 2017
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on payment card systems at 1,174 franchise hotels in the United States. It's the second data breach that U.K.-based IHG, which owns Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, has disclosed this year. The multinational hotel conglomerate confirmed a credit card breach in February which affected 12 of its hotels and restaurants. What happened? IHG identified malware accessing payment data from cards used at front desk systems between September 29 and December 29, 2016, but the malware was erased after the investigation got completed in March 2017. "Many IHG-branded locations are independently owned and operated franchises and certain of these franchisee operated locations in the Americas were made aware by payment card networks of patterns of unauthorized charges occurring on payment cards after they were legitimately us

Over 1000 Wendy's Restaurants Hit by Credit Card Hackers

Over 1000 Wendy's Restaurants Hit by Credit Card Hackers
Jul 08, 2016
The Popular fast-food restaurant chain Wendy's on Thursday admitted that a massive cyber attack had hit more than 1,000 of its restaurants across the country. The burger chain did not speculate how many people may have been affected, though it did confirm that the hackers were able to steal its customers' credit and debit card information. The data breach is more than three times bigger than initially thought. The original data breach was believed to have affected " fewer than 300 " of its 5,144 franchised locations in the United States when the malware was discovered in May. The Malware had been installed on Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems in the affected restaurants and was able to obtain cardholder's name, payment card number, expiration date, service code, cardholder verification value, among other data. The data breach began in fall 2015 and discovered in February this year, and the company went public with in May. Just last month, Wendy's s
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