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Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:34 PM

Hackers use e-skimming to hover near online shopping carts

We all know we need to be on the lookout for skimming devices that crooks install at ATMs or at the pump at gas stations.

But just in time for the holiday shopping season, we're now being warned that the hackers are watching our online shopping carts too in order to steal our credit card and debit card information.

Such theft can happen whether you're buying something online through a legitimate website or mobile app. Big names that have been targeted include the online store for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which had a malicious payment code running between Nov. 15, 2018, and May 14, 2019.

What's worse, it might be very difficult for a consumer to detect compromised websites that have been hit by an e-skimming scheme.

Unfortunately, you're not going to be able to spot any odd gadgets or hardware that are used in the process as you might with a skimmer installed on an ATM or gas pump.

It's the next new wave for collecting stolen data to fill the shelves of the cyber black market.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/hackers-use-e-skimming-to-hover-near-online-shopping-carts/ar-AAJdUxx?li=BBnbfcN

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 01:49 PM

1. When and if I choose to make online purchases

which is extremely rare, I take the time to go to the local Family Dollar or gas station or big box grocery store and buy a VISA or MC gift card that covers the amount of purchase and use that instead. That way there's no name on the acct, no tracing who is using it. If I get really concerned, I'll go to a public computer and make the purchase there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2019, 02:19 PM

2. Capital One has a solution, of sorts

They have a browser add-on that assigns a virtual card
number, expiration date and security code for each merchant.
It's valid only at that merchant. So far, no problems.

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