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Online Beauty Store Hit by Magecart Attack

An e-skimmer placed on the Procter & Gamble–owned First Aid Beauty site to steal payment card data went undetected for five months.

An online beauty store owned by Procter & Gamble was compromised by Magecart in May in a campaign that only ended today. First Aid Beauty, a site purchased by P&G earlier this year, went offline following notification of the attack from security researcher Willem de Groot.

First Aid Beauty used the Magento e-commerce platform, which patched 56 security vulnerabilities earlier in October. In the heavily obfuscated attack code, de Groot says, the criminals selected specifically for US customers and remained dormant when a user connected from a Linux system.

The malicious code captured included card number, expiration date, card owner name, and CVV code — everything required for a "card not present" credit card transaction.

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