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Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout

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Dec
2020
Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout

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Just in time for a busy online holiday shopping season, the Magecart gang has come up with a new credit-card skimming technique for hijacking PayPal transactions during checkout.

A security researcher who identifies himself as Affable Kraut discovered the technique, which uses postMessage to inject convincing PayPal iframes into the checkout process of an online purchase, “the first skimmer to deploy such a method,” he said on Twitter. BleepingComputer first reported his research.

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