The research titled “The Internet Security Threat Report” said that on an average, websites compromised in this way stay infected for 46 days. The year 2019 saw around 52% of all global formjacking attacks targeted users in the US, while 8.1% of the global attacks targeted users in Australia. 6% of attack targeted Indian users making third in the world.
The report further indicated attack on websites of companies including Ticketmaster, British Airways, Feedify and Newegg by a number of groups summarised as Magecart being the most important.
“Each month we discover thousands of formjacking infected websites, which generate millions of dollars for the cybercriminals,” warned Candid Wueest, Principal Threat Researcher at Symantec.
The prime motivation of attackers in formjacking attacks lies in to make profit from stolen Information.
“Consumers often don’t notice that they have become a victim to a formjacking attack as it can happen on a trusted online store with the HTTPS padlock intact. Therefore, it is important to have a comprehensive security solution that can protect you against formjacking attacks,” added Wueest.
Till date Symantec has blocked more than 2.3 million formjacking attacks globally in the second quarter of 2019.
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