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Credit card skimmer targets ASP.NET sites

Cybercriminals typically focus on targets that can get them the highest return with the least amount of effort. This is often determined by their ability to scale attacks, and therefore on how prevalent a vulnerability or target system is. Enter: the credit card skimmer. In the world of digital skimming, we’ve seen the most activity on e-commerce content management systems (CMSes), such … [Read more...]

Credit card skimmer masquerades as favicon

Malware authors are notorious for their deceptive attempts at staying one step ahead of defenders. As their schemes get exposed, they always need to go back to their bag of tricks to pull out a new one. When it comes to online credit card skimmers, we have already seen a number of evasion techniques, some fairly simple and others more elaborate. The goal remains to deceive online shoppers while … [Read more...]

Online credit card skimming increased by 26 percent in March

Criminals are known to take advantage of events that capture people’s attention. This is true for any kind of attack that relies on social engineering, such as the phishing emails exploiting the Covid-19 pandemic. Certain events such as the current crisis not only get the attention of threat actors but they also lead to changes in habits. Case in point, with the confinement measures … [Read more...]

Criminals hack Tupperware website with credit card skimmer

On March 20, Malwarebytes identified a targeted cyberattack against household brand Tupperware and its associated websites that is still active today. We attempted to alert Tupperware immediately after our discovery, but none of our calls or emails were answered. Threat actors compromised the official tupperware[.]com site—which averages close to 1 million monthly visits—as well as a few of its … [Read more...]

Rocket Loader skimmer impersonates CloudFlare library in clever scheme

Fraudsters are known for using social engineering tricks to dupe their victims, often times by impersonating authority figures to instill trust. In a recent blog post, we noted how criminals behind Magecart skimmers mimicked content delivery networks in order to hide their payload. This time, we are looking at a far more clever scheme. This latest skimmer is disguised as a JavaScript file … [Read more...]

Fraudsters cloak credit card skimmer with fake content delivery network, ngrok server

Threat actors love to abuse legitimate brands and infrastructure—this, we know. Last year we exposed how web skimmers had found their way onto Amazon’s Cloudfront content delivery network (CDN) via insecure S3 buckets. Now, we discovered scammers pretending to be CDNs while exfiltrating data and hiding their tracks—another reason to keep watchful eye on third-party content. Sometimes, … [Read more...]

Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter mishaps invite typosquatters and scammers

Former cybersecurity czar Rudy Giuliani has been targeted by typosquatters on Twitter, thanks to copious misspellings and other keyboarding errors made in a number of his public tweets. In a tweet sent out on Sunday, Giuliani meant to send his 650,000-plus followers to his new website, RudyGiulianics.com. Instead, a space added after “Rudy” sent users on a redirection quest that … [Read more...]

WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear separation between lead generation and … [Read more...]

New evasion techniques found in web skimmers

For a number of years, criminals have been able to steal credit card details from unaware online shoppers without attracting too much attention. Few people in the security industry were talking about these credit card web skimmers, both server-side and client-side, before the latter became largely known as Magecart. It took some major incidents, notably the Ticketmaster and British Airways … [Read more...]