Vulnerability in Magento platform put online shoppers’ data at risk for years – researchers

Priya Anand reports:

Criminals are exploiting a vulnerability in about 87,000 e-commerce websites that puts information including customers’ stored credit-card data at risk.

The online shopping websites were susceptible to a chain of weaknesses on the platform Magento, which runs on about one-third of online shops, as of Friday morning, according to the Tel Aviv, Israel-based security company Check Point Software Technologies.

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