Two Leading Cybersecurity Organizations Issue Joint Bulletin on Threat of Online Skimming to Payment Security
PCI Security Standards
Washington, D.C., August 1, 2019 – Today the PCI Security Standards Council and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC (https://rhisac.org/) issued a joint bulletin to highlight an emerging threat that requires urgent awareness and attention. The full bulletin can be viewed here.
What is the threat?
A term sometimes used in the press for this threat is Magecart. Magecart is an umbrella term used by some security researchers to describe several criminal hacking groups who are responsible for various online skimming attacks. The term has also been used to generally identify the type of attack being utilized by the groups. These attacks have been active since 2015 and represent the continuously evolving cyber threat behind several high-profile attacks against international organizations.