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If You Bought Tech Gear Here, Hackers Have Your Credit Card


Uh oh, this is becoming a common saying nowadays — “Another day, another data breach.” Hacks and compromised point-of-sales, both offline and online, seem to occur at a regular basis. We simply don’t know where the next attack will occur.

This time, one of the biggest online shopping sites has been hacked. If you shopped here recently, you should definitely contact your credit card provider and cancel it immediately.

Read on and find out if you are affected by the latest high-profile data breach.

Newegg has been cracked

Two computer security firms revealed Wednesday that online computer shopping giant Newegg suffered a month-long data breach and hackers may have poached credit card data from its customers.

Security firms RiskIQ and Volexity confirmed that hackers injected 15 lines of credit card skimming code on Newegg’s payment page.

Fun fact: Newegg is one of the largest online retailers in the world, specializing in computers, electronics and tech gear. According to the company, around 45 million unique visitors browse its site each month.

The skimming code remained on the site for more than a month, between Aug. 14 and Sept. 18 and whisked away credit card data to a server controlled by the hackers.

To evade detection, the server even used a valid security certificate to fool Newegg’s customers. Additionally, the hackers registered a domain called neweggstats.com to blend in with Newegg’s legitimate domains.

Newegg scrambled to delete the skimming code from its site on Tuesday after Volexity informed them of the breach

Kim Komando, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 20, 2018