Credit Card Skimming on the Rise for the Holiday Shopping Season
As the holiday shopping season approaches, there is an increased risk of credit card skimming scams. Online stores can be vulnerable to hackers who can steal credit card information during purchases. One particular skimming campaign, called Kritec, has been active since March 2023 and has recently picked up pace again in October. The campaign involves customized skimmers and has compromised hundreds of online stores. To shop safely online, users should be cautious, especially when shopping on smaller merchant websites. It is important to ensure that the website is secure and up-to-date. Antivirus products and web protection tools can help detect malicious code. The article also provides a list of domains and IP addresses associated with the Kritec campaign.