Popular e-commerce website Newegg is the latest victim of cyber attacking by Magecart, according to Volexity, a cyberthreat monitoring firm. Newegg is one in a string of high profile cyber attacks making use of the card skimming code which recently compromised British Airways, Ticketmaster, and Feedify. Most critically, customer names and complete card details were stolen using exploited code between August 16th and September 18th.
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Newegg, a multibillion dollar company with 50 million customers per month, began notifying customers who made purchases during the one-month period via email Wednesday. It also plans to publish an FAQ on its website on Friday.
If you've shopped recently at Newegg, you should monitor your bank account for fraudulent activity. Considering that your complete card information is now compromised, it would also be prudent to turn off your card and request a new one from your banking institution. You may not notice unusual charges right away, but it would not be uncommon for your card information to be used in the future, or sold to other malicious parties.