Credit card information compromised after skimming attack on Adobe’s Magento platform

Exploit: Skimming (MageCart) 
Magento: eCommerce Platform 


Risk to Small Business: 1.775 = Severe Adobe’s Magento platform experienced a nasty skimming attack last weekend that compromised almost 2,000 online stores this with MageCart malware to steal credit cards. The attack started Friday when ten stores were infected with a credit card skimming script, then ramped up on Saturday with 1,058 sites hacked, 603 more on Sunday, and an additional 233 on Monday to finish out a long weekend of cybercrime. The hacked shops were using Magento version 1, which ended support in June.


Individual Risk: 1.872 = Severe No details have been provided about which stores were impacted. Anyone who made a purchase over the weekend from a store powered by Adobe Magento should be alert for credit card fraud.

Customers Impacted: Unknown
How it Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: When you’re running a hosting platform, especially one that empowers financial transactions, clients expect you to have cybersecurity under control, and will be less likely to do business with a company that fails at that basic requirement.

Risk Levels:
1 - 1.5 = Extreme Risk
1.51 - 2.49 = Severe Risk
2.5 - 3 = Moderate Risk

*The risk score is calculated using a formula that considers a wide range of factors related to the assessed breach.

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