Hacking group Magecart claims another victim in a recent wave of data breaches
Authored by a Symantec employee
You may have heard a lot about credit card payment information being stolen from some major online retailers in the past few weeks. It turns out there’s a single culprit behind these attacks. The threat group dubbed “Magecart” has been targeting the payment information entered into forms on various websites. The method they are using is to hack third-party components shared by many of the most utilized e-commerce sites in the world.
Be vigilant: Check your bank and credit card accounts for suspicious activity
These breaches are a reminder that you should regularly review your credit card and bank statements, looking for unfamiliar activity. If you see a transaction that isn’t yours — no matter how small — contact your financial institution immediately to let them know.
Identity theft protection and data security together in one plan
While these kinds of attacks continue to occur, they’re being committed on a smaller scale, too. Cybercriminals can steal personal information through your devices. These criminals target personal computers and mobiles devices, and they employ techniques like phishing, web attacks, browser hijacking, remote access trojans, and much more.
Often, the goal of an individual phishing attack is the same as that of a large-scale data breach — to get people’s personal information and use it for illicit gain. With cyberthreats to your devices and identity theft being interconnected, cyber safety has to be dealt with at a personal level. That’s why Norton and LifeLock joined together to provide protection for your computers and mobile devices, as well as identity theft protection for you and your family. It’s a way to help protect your digital life at home and across your connected devices.
Add extra protection to help safeguard your identity
In today’s world of shopping online, using public Wi-Fi, and giving out Social Security numbers as a form of ID, our personal information can be exposed. Let’s be honest, not everyone has the time to constantly check all of their accounts. If you have LifeLock identity theft protection, your personal information and accounts can be monitored, and LifeLock will alert† you if they detect potentially suspicious uses of your personal information. We have your back, as the LifeLock ID Network scans hundreds of millions of data points a second.
The patented LifeLock Identity Alert™ System† is the foundation for all its services, monitoring for fraudulent uses of your Social Security number, name, address, and date of birth in applications for credit and services. This innovative technology proactively helps safeguard your credit and finances, and sends you alerts by text, phone,‡‡ email, or mobile app. If identity theft does occur, a U.S.-based Identity Restoration Specialist, dedicated to you, is there to personally manage your case from start to finish.
Disclaimers and references:
No one can prevent all identity theft or all cybercrime.
† LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses.
‡‡ Phone alerts made during normal local business hours.
Editorial note: Our articles provide educational information for you. Norton LifeLock offerings may not cover or protect against every type of crime, fraud, or threat we write about. Our goal is to increase awareness about cyber safety. Please review complete Terms during enrollment or setup. Remember that no one can prevent all identity theft or cybercrime, and that LifeLock does not monitor all transactions at all businesses.
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