Canada’s largest alcohol retailer’s site hacked to steal credit cards

The Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a Canadian government enterprise and the country’s largest beverage alcohol retailer, revealed that unknown attackers had breached its website to inject malicious code designed to steal customer and credit card information at check-out.

LCBO revealed on Wednesday that third-party forensic investigators found a credit card stealing script that was active on its website for five days.

“Unfortunately, customers who provided personal information on our check-out pages and proceeded to our payment page on between January 5, 2023, and January 10, 2023, may have had their information compromised.”

This includes customers’ names, email and mailing addresses, credit card information, Aeroplan numbers, and account passwords.

On January 12, two days after the breach was detected, LCBO issued a detailed statement revealing the nature of the attack and its impact on customers who used the online store and the mobile app while the credit card skimmer was active.

In web skimming attacks like the one that affected LCBO’s customers, threat actors inject JavaScript-based scripts known as credit card skimmers into compromised online stores designed to steal payment and personal information.

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