New skimmer attack uses fake credit card form to steal data



The unique aspect of this attack is that WebSockets is used instead of other methods such as HTML tags to extract the information needed.

Hackers use a range of attack vectors to get their victims by whatever means possible. One of these happens to be skimming attacks where they attempt to collect a user’s payment information from credit and debit cards unauthorizedly.

Building upon this, in the latest, we have a new report by Akamai which details a new way being used by attackers of conducting such an attack. According to researchers, attackers are using fake credit card forum and WebSockets to steal the financial and personal information of unsuspecting users.

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