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Card skimming malware found on thousands of Magento-based sites

05
Sep
2018
Card skimming malware found on thousands of Magento-based sites

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A card skimming operation has compromised 7,339 Magento-based online stores, allowing the attackers to quietly slurp payment card info as it’s being entered by customers.

Flagged in early August by Peeter Marvet (in Estonian) and then by security researcher Willem de Groot these online shops were hit in the last six monts.

“The average recovery time is a few weeks, but at least 1,450 stores have hosted the MagentoCore.net parasite during the full past 6 months,” de Groot shared.

And the campaign continues: according to his scans, the attackers have been hijacking 50 to 60 new stores per day over the last two weeks.

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