Hackers targeted thousands of online retailers to steal credit card details

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Over 4,000 online retailers have been warned that their websites had been hacked by cybercriminals trying to steal customers’ payment information and other personal information.

In total, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified a total of 4,151 retailers that had been compromised by hackers attempting to exploit vulnerabilities on checkout pages to divert payments and steal details. They alerted the retailers to the breaches over the past 18 months.

The majority of the online shops that cybercriminals exploited for payment-skimming attacks were compromised by known vulnerabilities in the e-commerce platform Magento. Most of those affected and alerted to the compromises and vulnerabilities are small and medium-sized businesses.

Read via ZDnet

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