Hackers swipe credit card info from 1000s of online store

AUSTIN, TEXAS — New research has found that stores on an online shopping platform have been hacked.<br /><br />According to ZDNet, Volusion, a software company hosting online stores, was hacked in a bid to steal credit card information from their clients.<br /><br />Citing research from Check Point and Trend Micro, ZDNet reports that hackers implanted malicious Javascript code onto the company's servers after gaining access to its Google Cloud infrastructure.<br /><br />The malicious code was then able to hijack credit card details from information that customers entered through the online stores.<br /><br />Cyber security company RiskIQ explained on their website that these types of hacking attacks are called 'Magecarts.'<br /><br />According to a Medium blogpost by a researcher at Check Point, more than 6,500 online stores have been impacted. This includes a Sesame Street Live online store which has since been taken down.

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