If you are having a conversation about the online security of both personal and business financial information, you cannot afford to not mention Formjacking.
What is Formjacking?
Formjacking is not a new form of cyberattack. According to Symantec, there was a sudden rise in Formjacking attacks in August 2018 hence giving it the push it needed to start making headlines.
Cybercriminals target small businesses, especially those that are suppliers of larger companies. Such businesses’ eCommerce sites are believed less likely to have strong defenses hence becoming an easy target. Formjacking is not easy to detect as cybercriminals do a good job hiding the malicious code within legitimate code and consumers have no way of detecting compromised eCommerce sites which makes the threat all the more dangerous.
Despite this, there are ways to prevent or detect Formjacking attacks.
1. Test and scan new code updates before making them live on your site for any unusual or unfamiliar code. In the case of third-party vendors, ensure that the same is being done.
2. Use Subresource Integrity (SRI) tags. These tags allow a browser to verify that the material it receives is delivered without unexpected manipulation. It works by providing a hash that a resource much match.
3. Monitor your supply chain and ensure you know where all vulnerabilities are
4. Implement cybersecurity best practices and security protocols on your site such as firewalls, automated scans, and other security checks so you are notified of any changes and unusual activity
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