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Ticketmaster Breach Part Of A Larger Credit Card Skimming Effort

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It has been reported that the breach at Ticketmaster was just “the tip of the iceberg” of a wider, massive credit card skimming operation, new research has found. At least 800 e-commerce sites are said to be affected, after they included code developed by third-party companies and later altered by hackers, according to security firm RiskIQ.

Lee Munson, Security Researcher at Comparitech.com:

“If malicious code writers have indeed been able to affect the source code of third-party software used by hundreds of online retailers, the potential impact could be massive.

By altering code linked to customer experience, the attackers could actually gain access to a plethora of personal, payment card and other sensitive data across a range of sites if their internal security mechanisms are weak.

While third-party code certainly serves a purpose, in terms of saving time and money for the implementer, it is a very real risk that should be given careful consideration before being...(continued)

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