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Hundreds of online stores could have a serious bug

Hundreds of online stores could have a serious bug
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If you use eBay to shop online, you might be in for a nasty surprise. The online megastore was recently targeted by hackers who exploited a flaw in its e-commerce system. And even worse news? The personal information of millions of users is now vulnerable and up for grabs.

This flaw is within the Magento operating system that handles the payment and transaction portion of eBay. This means that hackers could potentially steal shoppers' credit card numbers and payment information like personal addresses.

Not only can hackers access your payment information, but they can hypothetically take over and run the entire site. They could charge customers, liquidate products and control every action the site takes. There hasn't been any official statement, but there has been mumblings of the hacker's IP addresses coming out of Russia.

"In less than 24 hours since the disclosure, we have started to see attacks via our WAF logs trying to exploit this vulnerability. It seems to be coming from a specific crime group, since they all look the same," said Daniel Cid, the founder and CEO of Securi Security. 

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