Credit card skimming on 800 websites

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Was Ticketmaster just the tip of the credit card skimming iceberg?

Following the Ticketmaster data breach, which was announced to the public in late June, new research has shown that it could just be ‘the tip of the iceberg’ of a much larger credit card skimming campaign.

Over 800 websites could be affected and the campaign, dubbed Megacart, could have been in place since 2015 or even before.

Jake Moore, ESET Security Specialist, offers advice on what you can do following a breach of your personal data.

“As reported, it seems this could be the tip of the iceberg. If your data is included in this (or any) breach, you’ll need to take action to protect yourself.

“If you find your credit or debit card has been compromised consider the following:

“Call your bank or card issuer, cancel the card and request a new card. No bank will ever mind being contacted for you being cautious.

“You’ll also want to check your card statements for suspicious activity or purchases online - in particular small amounts just in case they are testing your card before a larger transaction is placed online. It also might be worth adding extra fraud alert security on your account.

“It goes without saying change your Ticketmaster password! After any breach of such velocity, it is always a good idea to change your passwords especially, if you use the same one on other websites.” 

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