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GitHub hosted Magecart skimmer used against hundreds of e-commerce sites

Every day, new e-commerce websites fall into the hands of one of the many Magecart skimmers. Unbeknownst to shoppers, criminals are harvesting their personal information, including payment details in the online equivalent of ATM card skimming. Most often the skimming code—written in JavaScript and obfuscated—is hosted on infrastructure controlled by attackers. Over time, they have created … [Read more...]

Malicious cryptomining and the blacklist conundrum

When Coinhive first came out in September of 2017, it was fairly easy to identify websites using browser miners by looking for a few lines referencing the Coinhive API within the HTML source code. Because this was a new phenomenon, even bad actors didn’t have to hide their intentions, and collecting statistics was a fairly straightforward and accurate process. But as ad blockers and security … [Read more...]

Massive DDoS attack washes over GitHub

There’s been some huge DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks over the years, but we’ve been…lucky?…enough to witness the latest raising of the stakes in the last couple of days. GitHub, an incredibly important code resource for major organisations around the world, fell victim to a colossal DDoS attack on Wednesday—the largest ever on record—helped along by something … [Read more...]