Foregenix Blog

Alert: Magento "Cloud Harvester" Malware Targeting Insecure Websites

Posted by Minaxi Parmar on 04/08/16 09:00

Magento websites are under attack from a new credit card harvesting technique designed to evade detection while harvesting payment card data from major payment processor iframes - a new malware called Magento Cloud Harvester.

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Topics: web security, Magento

Hacked eCommerce Websites and Self-Notification

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 15/07/16 11:19

The number of hacked websites losing payment card data is rising rapidly - and the attacks are becoming more sophisticated, stealthy and continue to remain very lucrative for criminals.  You've all probably heard this before and are tired of the rhetoric.  What you may not have heard before is what it means for your online business if your website gets hacked and loses payment card data.  What are the potential liabilities and what is the industry doing to try to curb the loss of payment card data?

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Topics: web security

SAQ A & SAQ A-EP - Security & PCI Compliance For eCommerce Businesses

Posted by Benjamin Hosack on 05/07/16 08:30

Understanding the PCI DSS and how it relates to a small to medium-sized eCommerce business is the first challenge for most businesses trying to becoming PCI DSS Compliant. With this article we hope to simplify what you need to know, what you need to do and why it is important.

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Topics: web security

Alert: Major UK Payment Service Provider iFrame Man-In-The-Middle Breach

Posted by Duncan Slater on 16/06/16 20:42

The Foregenix Digital Forensics and Incident Response Team recently reported a man-in-the-middle attack that we had seen executed against an iFrame redirected payment method.  The attack specifically targeted the iFrame of a popular UK Payment Service Provider (PSP). We have received numerous requests for more detailed information around how the attack was orchestrated – principally as outsourced payment models were considered largely secure – and in that light we present the details of how the attack was accomplished.

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Topics: web security, Indicators of compromise

TeamViewer Used to Attack Leading Footwear Retailer

Posted by Benjamin Hosack on 10/06/16 09:26


TeamViewer has been all over the news in the last few days with “significant” numbers of  TeamViewer clients expressing/venting on Reddit, Twitter and other social media channels.  TeamViewer has denied that there has been a breach of their systems and instead has pointed to “mega-breaches” of social networks and users using the same account credentials across multiple platforms.  Coincidentally, Foregenix has recently completed a case study involving compromised TeamViewer credentials.

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Topics: Indicators of compromise

Between 35,000 and 40,000 credit cards exposed to hackers after coding errors led to SQL Injection.

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 25/05/16 15:00

The Forensic team at Foregenix are used to getting cases involving SQL Injections through the door – in fact, not only is SQLi one of the ‘oldest’ tricks in the book, it is still one of the most common attacks seen.

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Magento Security Advisory: CVE-2016-4010

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 19/05/16 15:46

An exploit targeting a critical vulnerability (CVE-2016-4010) which is affecting all Magento Versions up to and including 2.0.6 was published on May 18th 2016. The sole prerequisite for a site to be vulnerable is to allow guest checkout, i.e. shopping by customers without an account on the site.

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IT Web Security Summit 2016 - Bryanston, South Africa

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 18/05/16 08:50

The ITWeb Security Summit 2016 is well underway with the workshop currently taking place at The Forum, Bryanston.

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Cyber Security News - May Update

Posted by Kirsty Trainer on 17/05/16 09:57

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Topics: web security

760,935 Websites Compromised in a Year

Posted by Benjamin Hosack on 24/04/16 11:26

According to a recent study conducted by Google in collaboration with UC Berkeley, 760,935 websites were compromised between July 2014 and June 2015.  A considerable number of hacked websites, downtime and onward infections of the websites’ visitors. 

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Topics: web security

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