Counterfeit sneaker sites hacked to steal credit cards

Monday 16 December 2019 13:12 CET | News

Hackers have been targeting sites selling counterfeit kicks to install malicious Magecart scripts that steal customers’ credit card information.

These sites have popped up to capitalise on sneakerheads searching for the best deal on the latest Off-White, Nike, and Adidas sneakers. When shoppers purchase sneakers from counterfeit sites, they will find that they didn't get the sneakers they were expecting, and in some cases, may not get anything at all, according to Bleeping Computer.

Malwarebytes has discovered a large-scale hacking operation that is targeting these counterfeit sneaker sites and infecting them with malicious scripts to steal shopper’s credit cards. These attacks involve hackers compromising online stores with the malicious script, so that submitted credit card information is stolen and sent to a remote server operated by the attackers.
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Keywords: hackers, cybersecurity, malicious scripts, ecommerce, fraud prevention, online security, credit cards, Magecart, Malwarebytes
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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