Magecart and Card Skimming Detection
What is Magecart?
Magecart is a type of cybercriminal group that specializes in stealing credit card information from online stores (a.k.a card skimming). The group’s attacks typically involve injecting malicious code into the checkout pages of e-commerce websites to steal payment card data from customers.
The Magecart group is known to have targeted numerous high-profile e-commerce websites, including British Airways, Ticketmaster, and Newegg, resulting in the theft of millions of payment card records. The group is constantly evolving its tactics and techniques, making it a significant threat to online merchants and their customers.
How do Magecart attacks work?
How do we protect ourselves against Magecart attacks?
To protect against Magecart attacks, websites with payment pages should implement strong security controls, such as using secure coding practices, monitoring for unauthorized access or changes to website code, and implementing multi-factor authentication for administrative access. Additionally, online merchants should regularly test their website’s security and maintain compliance with industry security standards, such as the PCI-DSS.