What is it?
When did it start?
We first started hearing about formjacking attacks towards the end of 2018, thanks to a series of security updates from Symantec
What websites are targeted for formjacking?
Why are hackers using formjacking more and more?
Well the answer to this question is easy. Formjacking is simple to implement, hard to detect and very lucrative. To put that last point into perspective, Rapid Spike
estimate that the data formjacked from the British Airways website could net hackers up to $19,000,000!
What can you do to protect against formjacking attacks?
As there is no single (or simple!) answer to this question, we’re going with a bullet pointed list of what you can do to best protect your business, not just from formjacking attacks but from hackers in general.
- Keep a close eye on your data! If you notice large volumes of data leaving your website without warning, this could be one of the very few indications that something is afoot. The idea here is that thieves need to send the data they’ve stolen somewhere so they can ultimately sell it, so keeping an eye on where data from your website is going, could be the first clue you’ve been hacked.
- Test any software updates in small test environments to try and detect any suspicious behaviour. This is worth doing because many of the formjacking attacks we know about used Supply Chain Attacks as the infection vector. You can read more about that here.
How serious is a formjacking attack?
In short, it’s serious. With the likes of regulations like GDPR and the hefty fines a breach of these regulations can carry, it’s very important that your website and the data it is responsible for is incredibly well protected. Falling victim to a formjacking attack due to poor security could land your business with a very big bill!
What should I do next?
If you’re concerned your ecommerce business or online shop could fall victim to a formjacking attack, then get in touch with our cyber security experts
today and we’ll help you put the right security measures in place.