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Novel Online Shopping Malware Hides in Social-Media Buttons

The skimmer steals credit-card data, using steganography to hide in plain sight in seemingly benign images. A payment card-skimming malware that hides inside social-media buttons is making the rounds, compromising online stores as the holiday shopping season gets underway. According to researchers at Sansec, the skimmer hides in fake social-media . . . Read more

Kmart, Latest Victim of Egregor Ransomware – Report

The struggling retailer’s back-end services have been impacted, according to a report, just in time for the holidays. Retail stalwart Kmart has suffered a ransomware attack at the hands of the Egregor gang, according to a report. The incident has encrypted devices and servers connected to the company’s networks, knocking . . . Read more

ThreatList: Cyber Monday Looms – But Shoppers Oblivious to Top Retail Threats

Online shoppers are blissfully unaware of credit card skimming threats and malicious shopping apps as they head into this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping events. Despite being concerned about the security risks behind online shopping, consumers lack knowledge about some of the biggest retail risks – with . . . Read more

Scams Ramp Up Ahead of Black Friday Cybercriminal Craze

With more online shoppers this year due to COVID-19, cybercriminals are pulling the trigger on new scams ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The number of online holiday shoppers this year is expected to skyrocket due to the pandemic – and consequently, consumers can expect an onslaught of scams, . . . Read more

Experts Weigh in on E-Commerce Security Amid Snowballing Threats

How a retail sector reeling from COVID-19 can lock down their online systems to prevent fraud during the upcoming holiday shopping spike. The raging pandemic has forced many retailers to re-imagine their businesses, shifting from in-person to contactless interactions through online sales. This new socially distanced reality is colliding with . . . Read more

Holiday Shopping Craze, COVID-19 Spur Retail Security Storm

Veracode’s Chris Eng discusses the cyber threats facing shoppers who are going online due to the pandemic and the imminent holiday season. As online retailers prepare for the upcoming holiday shopping season, security researchers are warning that cybercriminals will be on the prowl this year, with the added factor of . . . Read more