Dark Reading is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Vulnerabilities / Threats

5/22/2019
06:30 PM
50%
50%

New Software Skims Credit Card Info From Online Credit Card Transactions

The new exploit builds a fake frame around legitimate portions of an online commerce website.

A new strain of software designed to steal financial information from retail websites has surfaced,  demonstrating criminals' ability to adapt and improve their tools in the face of improved security measures.

The software, discovered by researcher Jérôme Segura at Malwarebytes, takes advantage of the popular retail practice of using a third-party credit card payment organization to facilitate credit card use. In this case, the software targets companies using Magento as their financial processing service provider. The malicious software inserts an iframe around the display code that would send the customer to Magento to finalize a purchase — an iframe that requests and captures the customer payment card info far earlier than it would be requested in a legitimate transaction.

This new attack is similar to an earlier overlay code tactic used by Magecart. It allows the purchase to proceed, minimizing the speed with which it might be found, but will exfiltrate customer payment information in the process. The only real clue for those who don't have the checkout page layout memorized is the process by which payment information is requested twice — which should alert all consumers that something is amiss.

Read more here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio
 

Recommended Reading:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
REISEN1955
50%
50%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
5/23/2019 | 12:37:42 PM
Re: Temporary card numbers
I have to check the techs on that, Clark Howard - our consumer pro down here in Georgia, advocates for it all of the time.  Should be buried under options in your card-holder site, such as Capital One. 

 
jenshadus
50%
50%
jenshadus,
User Rank: Strategist
5/23/2019 | 11:07:49 AM
Re: Temporary card numbers
I've done the same for the credit limit.  I use only one credit card.  Who offers the one time credit card number?

 

 
REISEN1955
100%
0%
REISEN1955,
User Rank: Ninja
5/23/2019 | 8:33:36 AM
Temporary card numbers
There is a great technolgy where credit card companies allow the user a one-time card number which vanishes as soon as transaction done - very effective and should be used more.  Secondly, have a card with a low low credit limit, $500 or so that IF it ever does get compromised, then thief cannot by a Corvette with it - maybe tires or something like that and financially easy to recover from. 
COVID-19: Latest Security News & Commentary
Dark Reading Staff 6/5/2020
How AI and Automation Can Help Bridge the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Peter Barker, Chief Product Officer at ForgeRock,  6/1/2020
Cybersecurity Spending Hits 'Temporary Pause' Amid Pandemic
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  6/2/2020
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: What? IT said I needed virus protection!
Current Issue
How Cybersecurity Incident Response Programs Work (and Why Some Don't)
This Tech Digest takes a look at the vital role cybersecurity incident response (IR) plays in managing cyber-risk within organizations. Download the Tech Digest today to find out how well-planned IR programs can detect intrusions, contain breaches, and help an organization restore normal operations.
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2020-13890
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-06
The Neon theme 2.0 before 2020-06-03 for Bootstrap allows XSS via an Add Task Input operation in a dashboard.
CVE-2020-13889
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-06
showAlert() in the administration panel in Bludit 3.12.0 allows XSS.
CVE-2020-13881
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-06
In support.c in pam_tacplus 1.3.8 through 1.5.1, the TACACS+ shared secret gets logged via syslog if the DEBUG loglevel and journald are used.
CVE-2020-13883
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-06
In WSO2 API Manager 3.0.0 and earlier, WSO2 API Microgateway 2.2.0, and WSO2 IS as Key Manager 5.9.0 and earlier, Management Console allows XXE during addition or update of a Lifecycle.
CVE-2020-13871
PUBLISHED: 2020-06-06
SQLite 3.32.2 has a use-after-free in resetAccumulator in select.c because the parse tree rewrite for window functions is too late.