X-Cart Skimmer with DOM-based Obfuscation

X-Cart Skimmer with DOM-based Obfuscation

Our lead security analyst Liam Smith recently worked on an infected X-Cart website and found two interesting credit card stealers there — one skimmer located server-side, the other client-side. X-Cart’s e-commerce platform is not nearly as popular as Magento or WooCommerce and as a result we don’t see as many ... Read More
WordPress Redirect Hack via Test0.com/Default7.com

WordPress Redirect Hack via Test0.com/Default7.com

Malicious redirect is a type of hack where website visitors are automatically redirected to some third-party website: usually it’s some malicious resource, scam site or a commercial site that buys traffic from cyber criminals (e.g. counterfeit drugs or replica merchandise). Types of Malicious Redirects There are two major types of ... Read More
Whitespace Steganography Conceals Web Shell in PHP Malware

Whitespace Steganography Conceals Web Shell in PHP Malware

Last November, we wrote about how attackers are using JavaScript injections to load malicious code from legitimate CSS files. At first glance, these injections didn’t appear to contain anything except for some benign CSS rules. A more thorough analysis of the .CSS file revealed 56,964 seemingly empty lines containing combinations ... Read More
Another Credit Card Stealer That Pretends to Be Sucuri

Another Credit Card Stealer That Pretends to Be Sucuri

During a routine investigation, we found yet another web skimmer that pretends to be related to Sucuri. One of our Remediation Analysts, Liam Smith, found the following code injected into the database of a Magento site. The first 109 lines of the malware don’t contain any content, which could be ... Read More
CSS-JS Steganography in Fake Flash Player Update Malware

CSS-JS Steganography in Fake Flash Player Update Malware

This summer, MalwareBytes researcher Jérôme Segura wrote an article about how criminals use image files (.ico) to hide JavaScript credit card stealers on compromised e-commerce sites. In a tweet, Affable Kraut also reported another similar obfuscation technique using .ico files to conceal JavaScript skimmers. Just something I’ve noticed more recently ... Read More
SiteCheck Malware Report: September Summary

SiteCheck Malware Report: September Summary

Our free SiteCheck tool helps website owners remotely scan their website to detect malware infections, blacklisting status, website errors, and other anomalies. Scanning a website’s external HTML source code provides immediate results, without the need to install any software or applications to identify threats. In September alone, a total of ... Read More
Skimmers in Images & GitHub Repos

Skimmers in Images & GitHub Repos

MalwareBytes recently shared some information about web skimmers that store malicious code inside real .ico files. During a routine investigation, we detected a similar issue. Instead of targeting .ico files, however, attackers chose to inject content into real .png files — both on compromised sites and in booby trapped Magento ... Read More

Dangerous Website Backups

It’s a well-known fact that website backups are important for mitigating a plethora of site issues. They can help restore a site after a compromise or even facilitate the investigative process by providing a clean code base to compare the current site state to. However, if a backup is not ... Read More
Evasion Tactics in Hybrid Credit Card Skimmers

Evasion Tactics in Hybrid Credit Card Skimmers

The most common type of Magento credit card stealing malware is client-side JavaScript that grabs data entered in a checkout form and sends it to a third-party server controlled by the attackers. Though popular with bad actors, one of the drawbacks of this approach is that it’s possible to track ... Read More
PinnacleCart Server-Side Skimmers and Backdoors

PinnacleCart Server-Side Skimmers and Backdoors

While open-source ecommerce platforms are the most common targets for web skimmers, hackers also target paid-for software — especially if it’s used on high-profile online stores with large user-bases. This time, our analysts Kara Federow and Keith Petkus found malware on a website powered by PinnacleCart, a webstore solution used ... Read More