- Feb 4, 2016
Newly discovered web skimming malware is capable of hiding in plain sight to inject payment card skimmer scripts into compromised online stores.
The malware's creators use malicious payloads concealed as social media buttons that mimic high profile platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Once loaded on the targeted stores, the scripts automatically harvest payment and personal information submitted by customers and exfiltrate it to servers under the Magecart actors' control.
Novel security scanner evasion tacticThis new malware was discovered by researchers at Dutch cyber-security company Sansec that focuses on defending e-commerce websites from digital skimming (also known as Magecart) attacks.