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HawksShop.com Compromised by Card Skimming Malware

HawksShop.com Compromised by Card Skimming Malware

Who: Atlanta Hawks’ online shop # of Accounts Breached: undetermined What was affected: Customers names, addresses and payment card numbers. When it happened: Started on June 6, 2017 How it happened: Cybercriminals using Magecart card-skimming code attacked the online...

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