Online Credit Card Theft – A Brief Overview of Online Fraud and Abuse – Part 2
In my previous post about ecommerce credit card swipers I described the general overview of the online ecommerce environment as well as some of the reasons behind why websites become compromised with this type of malware. In this post I will go into some more detail of the taxonomy of web-based credit card swipers, review some good online resources on vulnerabilities as well as some steps to protect yourself, your website and your customers.
Different Types of Swipers
Now that we have reviewed the broader ecommerce web environment in the previous post, let’s take a look at some actual swipers and the different “flavours” that they come in.