Merchant websites compromised at Network Solutions

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Over half a million credit card details may have been compromised, following a security breach at more than 4,000 ecommerce websites hosted by Network Solutions.

Network Solutions announced that it found malicious code on servers supporting some of its customers online stores that could have been used to transfer confidential card information.

According to the firm, between March 12th and June 8th 2009, details of approximately 573,928 cardholders appears to have been captured by the malware.

This obviously has the potential to be a public relations disaster for Network Solutions – not only for the people who have had their credit card information stolen, but also for the merchants (many of whom will be small businesses) who are bound under various state statutes to inform their US customers when the security of their…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.