Kiwis warned – ‘formjacking’ on the rise for Christmas
Norton by Symantec is warning Kiwis that Magecart, the attack group behind high profile attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways is also launching formjacking attacks on other e-commerce sites.
You can read the full blog post here: https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/formjacking-attacks-retailers.
What? Norton, powered by Symantec, the world’s largest civilian cyber security network, has seen a major uptick in formjacking attacks recently, with publicly reported attacks on the websites of companies including Ticketmaster and British Airways and is warning Kiwi consumers to take heed ahead of the Festive purchasing period.
36 percent of blocks occurred in the last week.
Why does this matter? This is a
significant and sustained campaign, with activity increasing
substantially in the past week. According to Symantec
telemetry, since August 13 we have blocked 248,000 attempts
at formjacking — almost a quarter of a million instances.
However, more than one third of those blocks (36 percent)
occurred during the past week — from September 13 to 20
— indicating that this activity is increasing.