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Card skimming malware found on thousands of Magento-based sites

September 5, 2018

A card skimming operation has compromised 7339 Magento-based online stores, allowing the attackers to quietly slurp payment card info as it’s being entered by customers.

Flagged in early August by Peeter Marvet (in Estonian) and then by security researcher Willem de Groot these online shops were hit in the last six monts.

“The average recovery time is a few weeks, but at least 1450 stores have hosted the MagentoCore.net parasite during the full past 6 months,” de Groot shared.

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