Hackers Using Fake Google Domain to Inject Credit Card Skimmer in Magneto Sites

Hackers Using Fake Google Domain to Inject Credit Card Skimmer in Magneto Sites

Cybercriminals using fake Google domain to infect the Credit card skimmer in Magneto websites using Internationalized domain name (IDN) EX: google-analytîcs[.]com or xn--google-analytcs-xpb[.]com ASCII.


Researchers found a Magento website blacklisted by McAfee SiteAdvisor. Later, they digging deeper and found that the site infected with a credit card skimmer loading JavaScript from IDN domain.


The technique is similar to the phishing attack and the attacker’s selected the domain name that looks like a legitimate one to fool victims to access it without noticing that the domain is not a perfect match with the original domain.


Similar to the other credit card skimmers, it captures the user’s input data using the document.getElementsByTagName function and store it.

Evade Detection


Attacker wrote a javascript code that can change its behavior by checking Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox for whether developer tools are opened.


If its find the developer’s tool left open in the browsers, Javascript code prevents itself and doesn’t exfiltrate any of the captured input data to the C2 server and the credit card ..