‘Cyber-criminals to hijack thousands of merchants per month

Cyber criminals try to steal money by online stores to penetrate and malware to add to the order form. In this way, they read payment information from customers once they buy online, according to security company Symantec.

This attack, also known as ‘formjacking’ is called, according to Symantec’s monthly, with a further 4,800 stores worldwide.

By malware webshops to install, hope that cyber criminals are more victims than with the use of, for example, phishing. All customers of a cracked shop can be a victim.

Online form of skimmen

The attack is similar to, for example, skimming, in which pinpasgegevens be read by equipment from a criminal.

According to Symantec try hackers increasingly install malware webshops. The company speaks of a growth of 25 percent in 2018 compared with the prior year.

Other ways to earn money, such as with ransomwareaanvallen, would be less popular. The likelihood of success is this, namely, pre-shrunk.

‘Tens of millions of euros stolen’

The beveiligingsonderzoeker estimates that hackers using formjacking tens of millions of euros have been stolen in the past year.

Especially smaller merchants would be hit by the attack, because they are less well protected. Were Ticketmaster and British Airways, according to the researchers tend to agree victim.


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