Hackers Go on a Magento Attack Spree Using a Helpdesk Extension

Rafia Shaikh reports:

Cybercriminals are targeting Magento sites running Mirasvit Helpdesk – a popular helpdesk extension. The extension enables site owners to add a “Chat with us” widget on their Magento shops. Mirasvit was vulnerable to security flaws that affect every version of the extension up until version 1.5.2. Security firm WebShield had first published details about these security bugs back in September. While the developers had delivered a prompt fix and released version 1.5.3 in the same month, it appears websites are still using the vulnerable versions.

In a latest report, security researcher Willem de Groot has revealed that hackers are exploiting both these vulnerabilities with a goal to steal payment card data from the affected stores.

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