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Credit Card Skimmer Disguised as Meta Pixel Tracker Script Evades Detection

researchers have recently uncovered a new credit card posing a significant threat to online shoppers and website owners. The is hidden within a fake designed to evade detection and steal sensitive payment information from unsuspecting customers.

The is injected into websites through tools that allow for custom code, such as plugins like Simple Custom CSS and JS or the “Miscellaneous Scripts” section of the admin panel. Once injected, the collects credit card details and personal information as customers enter them during checkout.

This particular 's ability to bypass traditional security measures makes it so dangerous. It uses obfuscation techniques that make it difficult to detect, and it can even disable specific security plugins that would otherwise block it from accessing customer data.

To protect your online business from this threat, it is crucial to ensure that your website uses the latest security software and plugins. You should also regularly check for suspicious activity or unauthorized code injections and immediately remove plugins or scripts you don't recognize or trust.

In addition, customers should be aware of the risks of online shopping and take steps to protect their personal information. This includes using strong, unique passwords, avoiding public Wi-Fi networks, and regularly monitoring their credit card statements for unauthorized charges.

By staying vigilant and proactive, we can work together to combat this growing threat and keep our online transactions safe and secure.

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