100 Million Credit Card Numbers Were Stolen Through Magecart Attack in 2022.

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Magecart attack is a group of skimming techniques used by hackers for the purpose of stealing personal data from websites—most commonly, customer details and credit card information on websites that accept online payments.

More than 3000 websites have already been compromised due to the Magecart attack in the first half of 2023. Security researchers discovered that one out of five eCommerce stores that were previously infected by Magecart are re-infected in a matter of days.

Impact of Magecart Attacks

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Theft of Personal Information

Credit card and personal information is stolen by hackers through the malicious code which remains undetected for a long time.

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Revenue Loss

A small to medium-sized eCommerce retailer that has been attacked by Magecart incurs a loss of at least 30%. which critically affects the business.

Further Infection

If a Magecart group obtains the user login and administrator credentials, they can potentially expand the attack to infect additional sites.

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Legal and Compliance Damages

A Magecart attack exposes a company to lawsuits by affected customers, legal penalties, and industry penalties such as a PCI DSS audit.

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Website Downtime

Magecart attacks can also cause website downtime. This can be a major inconvenience for customers and can damage a business's reputation.

Poor Customer Experience

If an attacker injects malicious code into a checkout page, customers may be unable to complete their purchase, leading to loss of trust in the brand.

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How Do Magecart Attacks Work?

Hackers leverage vulnerabilities in client-side code to inject malicious scripts into the payment pages on eCommerce sites. Whenever a transaction is completed, the script captures the details submitted through the form and sends a copy to the hackers.

Since the transaction happens without any interruption, there is no immediate alert about the theft of information. Contact information, usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, CVVs, and expiration dates are all subject to theft via Magecart attacks.

Some common ways in which Magecart attacks are executed include:
  • Injecting malicious scripts into real payment pages to change form behavior
  • Adding or modifying JavaScript code to create fake payment forms on a real site
  • Directing users to complete transactions on fake sites with similar URLs to the site they intended to visit
  • Hiding skimmers in images that load on payment pages in users’ browsers
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Why are Magecart Attacks so Difficult to Detect?

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Magecart attacks target client-side code, which runs on users’ browsers. This means that malicious skimmers fall outside of common web controls, such as web application firewalls (WAFs).

Cybercriminals increasingly use scripts designed to evade detection. The malicious code loads dynamically in users’ browsers which makes it difficult to detect with manual code reviews, static code analysis, and external scans.

Almost 98% of websites use client-side JavaScript, often from third-party vendors and open source libraries. Because payment platforms and scripts come from trusted vendors, these may not go through as rigorous a security review as other code.

The malicious scripts are embedded in the form of common scripts like the Pixel Tracking Code which is difficult to detect and may be missed during security audits.

Hackers often target outdated and vulnerable code, so ensuring your e-commerce platform is up-to-date is crucial to prevent Magecart attacks.

How We Prevent MageCart Attacks

Regular eCommerce Audit

The key to preventing Magecart attacks is to conduct regular indepth audits for the website to ensure optimal security levels. We conduct regular audits to proactively identify vulnerabilities.

Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP)

Our real-time attack detection and prevention solution protects your applications from external attacks and injections, wherever they are deployed. We monitor your application runtime environment for malicious activity and take immediate action to block attacks.

Web Application Firewall

Prevent attacks with world-class analysis of web traffic to your applications. Get detailed insights into key metrics and detect vulnerabilities before they become critical issues.

API Security

We implement automated API protection to ensure your API endpoints are protected as they are published, shielding your applications from exploitation.

Advanced Bot Protection

Ensure prevention of business logic attacks from all access points – websites, mobile apps and APIs. Gain seamless visibility and control over bot traffic to stop online fraud through account takeover or competitive price scraping.

Attack Analytics

We implement machine learning by leveraging domain expertise across the application security stack to reveal patterns in the noise and detect application attacks, enabling you to isolate and prevent attack campaigns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Magecart is a type of cyber attack that targets e-commerce websites. It involves injecting malicious code into a website’s checkout page, which can then be used to steal customer data, such as credit card numbers and personal information.

There are a few signs that you may have been the victim of a Magecart attack. These include:

  • Abnormally high bounce rates on your checkout page.
  • Customers reporting that their credit card information has been stolen.
  • Error messages or warnings appearing on your checkout page.
  • Changes to your checkout page that you did not make.

If you think your website has been attacked by Magecart, it is important to take action immediately. You should:

  • Notify your customers of the attack
  • Offer them credit monitoring services
  • Work with a security professional to investigate the attack
  • Take steps to prevent the attack from happening again

The cost of fixing a Magecart attack can vary depending on the severity of the attack and the size of your website. However, it is important to remember that the cost of fixing an attack is often much less than the cost of the damage that an attack can cause.