Symantec warns of rise in Magecart-style ‘formjacking’

Symantec warns of rise in Magecart-style ‘formjacking’

Cyber security vendor Symantec says that ‘formjacking’ — which typically involves embedding malicious JavaScript in an online payment page — is becoming increasing prevalent.

The company today released the 24th edition of its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR). According to Symantec, it detected more than 4800 websites infected with formjacking code during every month of 2018.

“Cyber criminals historically will always go towards the money,” Nick Savvides, CTO of Asia Pacific at Symantec, told Computerworld. Formjacking is the latest large-scale, commoditised attack to become popular, the CTO said.

By Rohan Pearce

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