Thousands of e-commerce sites running software past end-of-life were hit by an automated attack that began on Friday, peaking on Saturday. According to researchers at Sansec, more than 2,000 websites running Magento Version 1 software were subject to a classic Magecart attack that injected malicious code to steal payment details during transactions.
According to the attack analysis, most of the victims previously had not been successfully attacked. This suggested to the analysts that a novel infection mechanism was used, one possibly related to a zero-day attack recently offered for sale on Dark Web markets.
Sansec's report says that its scans indicate more than 95,000 e-commerce stores are still running Magento Version 1, a version that reached end-of-life in June.
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