Magecart Cybercrime Groups Harvest Payment Card Data

November 13, 2018

Over the past year, there’s been a surge in attackers implanting code on websites that has allowed them to steal payment card data from British Airways, Newegg, Ticketmaster and others, all tied to what security researchers call Magecart.

But who or what is Magecart?

“Magecart is 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 and with frightening success,” according to a new report from security firms RiskIQ and Flashpoint.

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