The Cyber security researchers have lately identified yet another supply-chain attack that has been carried out by payment card hackers against over 17,000 web domains, which also include websites in the top 2,000 of Alexa rankings. As the matter of fact, Magecart is neither a single group nor a specific malware instead is an umbrella term given to all those cybercriminal groups and individuals who inject digital card skimmers on compromised websites, while stating that it is not necessary for every one of them to use similar techniques with the same sophistication. A new report shared with one of the mirrors prior to its release details a new supply-chain attack campaign wherein the hackers are using shotgun approach instead of targeted attacks to infect a broad spectrum of websites, preferring larger infection reach as possible over accuracy.
Magecart has made headlines last year after payment card hackers conducted several high-profile attacks against major international companies including British Airways, Ticketmaster, and Newegg. For failing to protect the personal information of around half a million of its customers during last year’s security breach, Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) just recently hit British Airways with a record fine of £183 million.
Source: The Hacker News
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