SME websites utilizing the Magento ecommerce system are now at high risk from cyberattacks based on new study from Foregenix. The study was completed between April and May from Forgenix’s Threat Intelligence Group with its site security solution WebScan. In regards to websites which were compromised by hackers, 1.4 percentage of Magento websites globally are endangered and reveal signs of credit card harvesting malware stealing their client information.

Other findings in Foregenix’s analysis reveal that the proportion of SME websites using Magento being at elevated risk is significantly lower in Europe compared to North America. The company’s research further demonstrated that the percentage of Magento sites at elevated risk has risen from just under 80 percent when compared to study completed in October of this past year. Europe, which accounted for 48 percent of all websites surveyed, enrolled 28 percent of their high risk Magento websites while North America accounted for 43 percent of global sites examined but registered 60 percent of their high risk websites.

Sites which haven’t maintained their Magento applications current or have fundamental security defects such as leaving their admin site unprotected are more vulnerable to the attacks. In the great majority of cyber attacks sufferers are small regional companies that never believed they would be a target for offenders.

Their payment information could be leaked to offenders for weeks on end until they are advised by credit card businesses.

Many breaches are not a consequence of exceptionally clever cyber criminal methods. They’re only the consequence of fundamental security problems which were overlooked by the site owners and owners. A few basic precautions like deploying software patches fast may make a large difference to minimising danger, whichever system is utilized.

The firm’s research further revealed that the percentage of Magento sites at high risk has risen from just under 80 percent when compared to research completed in October of this past year.