Payment data being targeted by cyber criminals

Cyber criminals are continuing to target and attack thousands of websites by implanting code designed to steal payment card numbers. 

Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report suggests that attackers were inserting “attack code”, which can have an impact with websites that fail to update core software or even take advantage of insecure third-party apps. They also found that more than 4,800 websites were affected including high profile companies such as British Airways and Ticketmaster

Symantec described the attacks as a “tiny line of code” which is “enough for attackers to monitor payment card info being entered and they siphon it off”. 

If you think you have been affected by incidents such as these as a member of the public then you can use Action Fraud’s online fraud reporting tool anytime of the day or night or call 0300 123 2040. For further information visit www.actionfraud.police.uk

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He also has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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