Tag: RiskIQ

Malicious Code Used in British Airways Hack Found

Malicious Code Used in British Airways Hack Found

A researcher from cybersecurity firm RiskIQ said that he had discovered a “skimming script” on the British Airways website which may have been used by hackers to steal financial data. The airline was recently hit by a breach that compromised the data of around 380,000 customers. The code was said to have been customized to take advantage of British Airways’ payment page, which suggests that the hackers carefully planned how to attack the website. It was also pointed out that it is common practice for large websites to embed chunks of code from third-parties and other sources, and the malicious […]

Ticketmaster Breach Part of Larger Credit Card Fraud Campaign

Ticketmaster Breach Part of Larger Credit Card Fraud Campaign

According to new research released this week, the Ticketmaster breach may only be part of a larger operation involving the skimming of credit cards affecting as much as 800 ecommerce sites. The Magecart threat group, which was operational since 2015, is said to be responsible for the campaign. The hackers usually target software companies that build and provide code that developers include on their websites. The altered code then affects every website that it runs on and affects millions of users daily. RiskIQ says that the Ticketmaster breach was far bigger than first thought as it was running code from […]