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Apart from those of us in the information technology field, “Magecart” may sound like an abstract term. Yet it’s a word mentioned often in the world of eCommerce and online security — especially in the last few years. Magecart attacks have increased by 20% during the global pandemic, causing widespread damaging results to businesses and their customers.

Let’s deconstruct Magecart attacks, and explore ways that you can defend your eCommerce solution and your customers.

What is Magecart?

“Magecart” refers to a kind of online fraud in which a bad actor or actors intercept transaction data during the checkout process. …


We continue our two-part series on the importance of password hygiene on the premise that one of your passwords has been compromised (find part one here). This is where our second security heavy hitter comes in — two-factor authentication. Two-Factor authentication is simply a second piece of information in addition to a password — such as a pin code, a hardware token, or a fingerprint scan. A second layer of security ensures that even if someone obtains your login credentials, it’s highly unlikely they will gain access to this second bit of information.

Remember — if you remove the human…


As an eCommerce merchant, online security is paramount for yourself and your online business. Just last week, Threatpost shared a story about CopperStealer malware that specifically targets Facebook and Instagram business accounts, with the intent of stealing passwords and cookies. Earlier last month, we received word of the largest recorded data breach of all time, wherein an access of “3.2 billion unique pairs of cleartext emails and passwords” were exposed. While passwords may seem insignificant in the vast landscape of online security, they’re a very common stumbling block for eCommerce stores. …


People make mistakes; it’s true in the larger scope of life and it’s true in matters of online security. In fact, a staggering 90% of online data breaches in 2019 were caused by human error, according to the Cybsafe analysis of information from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. This figure increased from 61% in 2017 and 87% in 2018, according to the same report.


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Data breaches occur daily, and the total number of attacks and the severity of impact keeps growing, as crafty hackers concoct new ways to target and steal sensitive information. A 2020 Mid Year Data Breach QuickView Report by Risk Based Security revealed that over 27 billion records were exposed between January 1, 2020, and June 30, 2020, surpassing the total number of records exposed during the whole of 2019 by over 12 billion…


The worldwide pandemic has wrought havoc on our well-being, our health, and our economy. The virus, governmental actions, and the consequential consumer behavior have resulted in many businesses freezing operations, or closing their doors altogether. It seems as if every day, we receive news of a fresh batch of regulations and rules due to Covid-19. While many countries move towards a new kind of normalcy, the world is currently still a very different place for most people.

At the same time, merchants must run their online stores with renewed vigor to ensure their businesses stay afloat and remain available for…


It’s a common misconception that hackers only target international corporations or large Fortune 500 companies. In 2020 alone, news outlets reported that Zoom, Twitter, Nintendo, and EasyJet all experienced forms of online attacks. However, this doesn’t provide an accurate representation of attacks on online businesses.

While well-known names make the headlines, hackers don’t discriminate; indeed, they target small to mid-sized online stores as frequently as their behemoth counterparts. In fact, the Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report indicated that up to 43% of all data breaches happen to small businesses. …


As an eCommerce merchant, your primary goal is protecting your online solution and keeping your customers safe and sound. However, a plethora of increasingly diverse online threats keeps coming your way, and wading through the virtual muck can be a challenge. One of these threats is a “DDoS attack,” an older method of exploitation that still proves to be difficult to prevent and is capable of causing considerable reputational and financial damage. In fact, research at Neustar shows that the amount of DDoS attacks grew by 154% between 2019 and 2020; while a threat intelligence report by A10 Networks confirms…


A unique bit of news in the world of online security popped up recently — namely, Threatpost reported that two web skimmers had been detected on the payment pages of Costway, a leading retailer of appliances and furniture in North America and Europe. The skimmers were found to be targeting customer credit card details. The uncommon aspect of this otherwise ordinary case of malware is that the researchers discovered that one of the web skimmers was piggybacking on top of the other one, essentially in a bid to seize control of the fake forms previously injected into Costway’s site. This…


News reports bombard nervous merchants daily with fresh stories about online attacks, data breaches, and credit card fraud. The current global pandemic only serves to escalate the volume of online attacks on businesses. Cloudflare confirmed that hacking and phishing attacks have increased by 37% month to month since the pandemic began. Risk Based Security’s 2020 Q3 Report Data Breach QuickView 2020 confirmed that 2020 was already the “worst year on record” by the end of the second quarter when considering the total number of records exposed. The close of the third quarter of the year saw an additional 8.3 …

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