New Golang-based Linux Malware Targeting eCommerce Websites

Weaknesses in e-commerce portals are being exploited to deploy a Linux backdoor as well as a credit card skimmer that’s capable of stealing payment information from compromised websites.

The attacker started with automated e-commerce attack probes, testing for dozens of weaknesses in common online store platforms, researchers from Sansec Threat Research said in an analysis. After a day and a half, the attacker found a file upload vulnerability in one of the store’s plugins. The name of the affected vendor was not revealed.

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