Malware capable of secretly recording payment card details was removed today from the Infowars online store after ZDNet reached out to the company’s staff.
The malware, categorized as a generic Magecart infection, was spotted earlier today during a cursory scan by Dutch security researcher Willem de Groot.
LESS THAN 1,600 USERS AFFECTED
The malware works by recording payment card details entered inside store checkout forms and then sending the data to remote servers.
Infowars owner Alex Jones told ZDNet that “only 1,600 customers may have been affected,” but the number may be even smaller as some of these customers placed re-orders.
“Our customer-supporter base is being contacted so they can watch for any unusual charges to their account and rectify them,” Jones told ZDNet in an emailed statement –embedded in full at the bottom of this article.