Ecommerce Security

A Guide to Virtual Patching for Website Vulnerabilities

All software has bugs — but some bugs can lead to serious security vulnerabilities that can impact your website and traffic. Vulnerabilities can be especially dangerous when your software is running over the web, since anyone can reach out and try to attack it. That’s why keeping your website up-to-date with the latest patches and

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How Are Favicon (.ico) Files Used in Website Malware?

When a website is hacked symptoms can sometimes include unexpected, unfamiliar and strangely located favicon or .ico files. Other symptoms might include: ”This site may be hacked” warnings Strange redirects to spam websites Blocklisting by Google, Bing and other search authorities Randomly named folders containing spam files and big spam sitemaps If you’re experiencing these

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Examining Less-Common WordPress Credit Card Skimmers

Since 2020 considerable attention has been spent analysing the emergence of MageCart malware within WordPress environments which most commonly affects sites using WooCommerce. As demonstrated in a previous post WordPress has quickly become the most commonly affected CMS platform for credit card skimmers due to the CMS’ popularity and ease-of-use. In fact, so far this

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Importance of Website Logs

Have you ever looked at your server or website logs and realized that they make absolutely no sense to you? Or thought that logs just seem to take up a lot of valuable server space? Or perhaps they fail to provide clear insights into what happened in the first place? As a security company, we

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PrestaShop Skimmer Concealed in One Page Checkout Module

PrestaShop is a popular freemium open source e-commerce platform used by hundreds of thousands of webmasters to sell products and services to website visitors. While PrestaShop’s CMS market share is only 0.8%, it should still come as no surprise that attackers have been crafting malware to specifically target environments who use this software. In this

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Security Lessons Learned from 2021

There’s no one specific topic or target or audience when it comes to website security. But when you clean enough hacked websites, you start to see trends and techniques emerge in the landscape. In my last presentation at WordCamp Europe, I dove into the latest findings from our threat report to highlight the major themes

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SiteCheck Malware Trends Report – Q2 2022

Conducting an external website scan for indicators of compromise is one of the easiest ways to identify security issues. While remote scanners may not provide as comprehensive of a scan as server-side scanners, they allow users to instantly identify malicious code and detect security issues on their website without installing any software or applications. Our

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WooCommerce Credit Card Skimmer Uses Telegram Bot to Exfiltrate Stolen Data

Our story starts like many others told on this blog: A new client came to us with reported cases of credit card theft on their eCommerce website. The website owner had received complaints from several customers who reported bogus transactions on their cards shortly after purchasing from their webstore, so the webmaster suspected that something

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Smilodon Credit Card Skimming Malware Shifts to WordPress

WordPress’ massive market share has come with an unsurprising side effect: As more and more site admins turn to popular plugins like WooCommerce to turn a profit on their website and set up online stores we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of attacks targeting WordPress eCommerce sites. What’s more, bad actors are repurposing

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It Takes 2 Seconds of Silence to Skim a Credit Card

E-commerce websites are valuable targets for attackers. Bad actors often leverage creative techniques to conceal their credit card stealers and gather sensitive credit card information from online storefronts. A recent investigation for a compromised Magento website revealed a rather interesting injection. The website owner had found an entirely new section on their checkout page which

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