Online stores compromised by hackers stealing credit card data

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New research has found that stores on an online shopping platform have been hacked.

According to ZDNet, Volusion, a software company hosting online stores, was hacked in a bid to steal credit card information from their clients.

Citing research from Check Point and Trend Micro, ZDNet reports that hackers implanted malicious Javascript code onto the company's servers after gaining access to its Google Cloud infrastructure.

The malicious code was then able to hijack credit card details from information that customers entered through the online stores.

Cyber security company RiskIQ explained on their website that these types of hacking attacks are called "Magecarts."

According to a Medium blogpost by a researcher at Check Point, more than 6,500 online stores have been impacted. This includes a Sesame Street Live online store which has since been taken down.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Hackers targeting an online shopping platform
2. Malicious code being implanted onto the company's servers
3. The code collecting credit card data
4. Stores that have been impacted

VOICEOVER (in English):

"According to ZDNet, Volusion, a software company hosting online stores, was hacked in a bid to steal credit card information from their clients."

"Citing research from Check Point and Trend Micro, ZDNet reports that hackers implanted malicious Javascript code onto the company's servers after gaining access to its Google Cloud infrastructure."

"The malicious code was then able to hijack credit card details from information that customers entered through the online stores."

"Cyber security company RiskIQ explained on their website that these types of hacking attacks are called "Magecarts.""

"According to a Medium blogpost by a researcher at Check Point, more than 6,500 online stores have been impacted.

"This includes a Sesame Street Live online store which has since been taken down."

SOURCES: ZDNet, Public WWW, RiskIQ, CheckPoint Medium blog post, Volusion press release
https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-breach-volusion-and-start-collecting-card-details-from-thousands-of-sites/
https://publicwww.com/websites/%22a%2Fj%2Fvnav.js%22/8
https://www.riskiq.com/blog/external-threat-management/magecart-growing-threat/
https://medium.com/@marcelx/sesame-street-volusion-customers-are-comprised-how-the-cookie-monster-is-stealing-cc-numbers-21eb51ec613b
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/volusion-is-first-ecommerce-platform-to-migrate-to-google-cloud-300644928.html