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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

Critical Magento SQL Injection Vulnerability Discovered – Patch Your Sites

Critical Magento SQL Injection Vulnerability Discovered – Patch Your Sites
Mar 29, 2019
If your online e-commerce business is running over the Magento platform, you must pay attention to this information. Magento yesterday released new versions of its content management software to address a total of 37 newly-discovered security vulnerabilities. Owned by Adobe since mid-2018, Magento is one of the most popular content management system (CMS) platform that powers 28% of websites across the Internet with more than 250,000 merchants using the open source e-commerce platform. Though most of the reported issues could only be exploited by authenticated users, one of the most severe flaws in Magento is an SQL Injection vulnerability which can be exploited by unauthenticated, remote attackers. The flaw, which does not have a CVE ID but internally labeled "PRODSECBUG-2198," could allow remote hackers to steal sensitive information from the databases of vulnerable e-commerce websites, including admin sessions or password hashes that could grant hackers access

The Drop in Ransomware Attacks in 2024 and What it Means

The Drop in Ransomware Attacks in 2024 and What it Means
Apr 08, 2024Ransomware / Cybercrime
The  ransomware industry surged in 2023  as it saw an alarming 55.5% increase in victims worldwide, reaching a staggering 5,070.  But 2024 is starting off showing a very different picture.  While the numbers skyrocketed in Q4 2023 with 1309 cases, in Q1 2024, the ransomware industry was down to 1,048 cases. This is a 22% decrease in ransomware attacks compared to Q4 2023. Figure 1: Victims per quarter There could be several reasons for this significant drop.  Reason 1: The Law Enforcement Intervention Firstly, law enforcement has upped the ante in 2024 with actions against both LockBit and ALPHV. The LockBit Arrests In February, an international operation named "Operation Cronos" culminated in the arrest of at least three associates of the infamous LockBit ransomware syndicate in Poland and Ukraine.  Law enforcement from multiple countries collaborated to take down LockBit's infrastructure. This included seizing their dark web domains and gaining access to their backend sys

Critical Flaws in Magento leave Millions of E-Commerce Sites at Risk

Critical Flaws in Magento leave Millions of E-Commerce Sites at Risk
Jan 27, 2016
If you are using Magento to run your e-commerce website, it's time for you to update the CMS ( content management system ) now. Millions of online merchants are at risk of hijacking attacks due to a number of critical cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in the Magento, the most popular e-commerce platform owned by eBay. Why the Bugs are So Serious? Virtually all versions of Magento Community Edition 1.9.2.2 and earlier as well as Enterprise Edition 1.14.2.2 and earlier, are vulnerable to the Stored Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) flaws. The stored XSS flaws are awful as they allow attackers to: Effectively take over a Magento-based online store Escalate user privileges Siphon customers' data Steal credit card information Control the website via administrator accounts However, the good news is that the vulnerabilities are patched, and an update has been made available to the public after security firm Sucuri discovered and privately reported the v

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Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Magento Vulnerability to Steal Your Credit Cards

Hackers Exploit Zero-Day Magento Vulnerability to Steal Your Credit Cards
Jun 29, 2015
Hackers are increasingly exploiting an unknown flaw to siphon payment card information from e-commerce websites that use Magento , the most popular e-commerce platform owned by eBay. Security researchers at Sucuri are still investigating the attack vector, but they believe that cyber criminals are injecting malicious code into the Magento core file or some widely used module/extension in order to steal payment card data. Back in April, a critical Remote Code Execution Flaw in Magento allowed hackers to fully compromise any online store powered by Magento and thereby gain access to credit card data and other financial, and personal information related to the customers. Credit Card Stealers? Now, Sucuri senior malware researcher Peter Gramantik have found an attack script that pilfers the content of every POST request and identifies valuable payment card data before storing it in an encrypted form that only the attacker can decrypt. Moreover, to evade detection,

Critical Vulnerability Found in Magento eCommerce Platform

Critical Vulnerability Found in Magento eCommerce Platform
Apr 21, 2015
The most popular e-commerce platform owned by eBay, Magento is once again in the news. This time for a critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability , affecting hundreds of thousands of online merchants worldwide. If exploited, the critical vulnerability could allow a hacker to compromise completely any online store powered by Magento and gain access to credit card details and other financial as well as personal information related to the customers. Which isn't great? This serious flaw in Magento platform  exploits a series of vulnerabilities that ultimately allow unauthenticated attackers to execute any PHP code of their choice on the web server. All the vulnerabilities that lead to remote code execution (RCE) flaw are present in the Magento core code, and affect the default installation of both Magento Community and Magento Enterprise Editions. Running arbitrary code on the web server gives attackers the ability to bypass all security mechanisms and gain

Why Protecting Your Magento Ecommerce Website Is So Damn Important

Why Protecting Your Magento Ecommerce Website Is So Damn Important
Apr 16, 2015
The Market of E-commerce websites is at its peak, as today people love to shop online to save their time. However, E-commerce and financial sites stand first in the rundown of potential victims as they manage financial exchanges. The traditional way to target victims of e-commerce sites is to use targeted "phishing" attacks via social media and emails. But… …due to increased awareness among the people about the threat of phishing attacks, hackers have now discovered new way — by malvertising legitimate websites where people assume to be safe and secure. We know: Today, there are many ready-to-use e-commerce platforms available on the Internet that are very easy to install and manage and that too at no extra cost; ' Magento ' is one of the most popular out of them. The most popular, the most targeted: Yes! Security researchers at Sucuri have found a malicious code inside the Magento e-commerce website that was intended to send all the data
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