Online skimming: An emerging threat that requires urgent awareness and attention

Online skimming: An emerging threat that requires urgent awareness and attention

Posted August 6, 2019

Online skimming: An emerging threat that requires urgent awareness and attention

Source: HelpNetSecurity
By: FNU LNU
Published: August 6, 2019

* A growing threat that all merchants and service providers should be aware of is web-based or online skimming. These attacks infect e-commerce websites with malicious code, known as sniffers or JavaScript (JS) sniffers and are very difficult to detect, according to PCI Security Standards Council and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC. * Once a website is infected, payment card information is =93skimmed=94 during a transaction without the merchant or consumer being aware that the information has been compromised.