Magecart, an umbrella term given to at least seven cybercriminal groups that are placing digital credit card skimmers on compromised e-commerce sites at an unprecedented rate, is responsible for recent high-profile breaches of global brands Ticketmaster, British Airways, and Newegg.
Over the past few years, Magecart operatives intercepted thousands of consumer credit card records, and with the biggest online shopping weekend of the year on the horizon, we anticipate Magecart activity to begin ramping up dramatically. Now more than ever, it's critical to understand Magecart and its all-out assault on e-commerce.
We took to CBS News to explain this threat and how we can combat it. get to know your most present adversary and find out how you can avoid becoming a victim:
A Unique Approach to a Unique Threat
RiskIQ's network of web crawlers, which crawls more than two billion web pages a day, views and interacts with websites from the perspective of a user. It's this unique perspective that allows us to detect web-based attacks like Magecart while no one else can.
Check out the RiskIQ blog for more information on the Magecart threat.