The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on 25 May 2018. A lot of US based small eCommerce operations are ignoring GDPR in the belief that being small means it does not impact them. Whether or not it does, this is a good time to review not only how you handle customer data but who handles it. […] Read more
Yes once again Magento is being targetted for credit card fraud. According to Flashpoint, “attackers who are using brute-force password attacks to access administration panels to scrape credit card numbers and install malware that mines cryptocurrency.”
Why you ask? Well the stealing credit card is obvious but the mining? Well Magento has a big footprint in terms of hosting needs and so does cryptocurrency mining. So what better way than to steal that power from someone else. Bit like “sharing” your neighbor’s cable TV link. But not as innocuous.
But don’t worry too much. Their efforts are simply brute-force attacks using common and known […] Read more