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No Cookies for CartThief, a New Magecart Variant

October 12, 2018 / Kacy Zurkus

A new variant of the Magecart attacks has been targeting smaller e-commerce operations, according to The Media Trust’s digital security and operations (DSO) team. Researchers found a new type of malware that targets payment pages on legitimate Magento-hosted retail sites. Dubbed CartThief, the malware’s behavior is similar to that of the current iteration of the Magecart malware. As soon as credit card information is entered into a checkout page and a payment is submitted, the malware collects, encrypts and sends personally identifiable (PII) and financial information to the malicious actors’ command-and-control server.